Crutchfield, Evelyn May
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April 19, 1925 - Jan. 6, 2013
Evelyn May Crutchfield, 87, of Bradenton, FL earned her wings on January 6, 2013 at Westminster Towers with her loving family at her side. Evelyn was the first born child of Ted and Pearl Schuman of Toledo, Ohio. She earned her degree in Nursing from Flowers Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She served as a Cadet Nurse during World War II at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk, VA where she met one of her patients and future husband, Edward E. Crutchfield. Evelyn and Edward were married August 1, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan at her parents' home. She was employed as an RN at Norfolk General Hospital in the 1960's and later as a Head Nurse at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Evelyn enjoyed collecting postcards as a teenager and later began collecting both antique and modern dolls throughout much of her adult life. She was a highly skilled knitter, she crocheted afghans for her family and she loved arts and crafts as well as puzzles and other word games. She shared with others her sharp wit and wonderful sense of humor right up until the last week of her life. Evelyn was predeceased by her son, Ray Crutchfield, and her brother, Howard Schuman. She is survived by her husband, Edward Crutchfield of Bradenton, FL; her sisters, Carol Schuman of Fort Wayne, IN and Florence Reynaert of Bloomfield, Michigan; her son, Ted Crutchfield of Chesapeake, VA and her daughter, Jan Chulock (Larry) of Bradenton, FL. She was a loving grandmother to six grandchildren, Ted Crutchfield, Jr., Amy Sumner, Jeannie Crutchfield, Brandi McFail, Daniel Carlen, and Christy Carlen, and great-grandmother to six great-grandchildren. A gathering at Toale Brothers Funeral Home on 53rd Avenue in Bradenton is planned for January 11th at 1:00 PM followed by a chapel service at 2:00 PM, and burial at Skyway Memorial Gardens following the service. Donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Bradenton, FL, or online at www.Tidewell.org.
Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013