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Evelyn M. (Gratz) Black

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Evelyn M. (Gratz) Black Obituary
Evelyn M. Black, age 75, of Jonesville, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at Allegiance Health in Jackson.

She was born February 4, 1938 in Hillsdale County to Francis and Esther (Ladd) Gratz. Evelyn married Leonard E. Black on February 7, 1954 and he survives.

In addition to her husband of nearly 60 years, Leonard, Evelyn is survived by four daughters, Linda (Garry) Knapp of Montgomery, Sandra Everline and Don Newberry of Jonesville, Sharon (Robert) McKibbin and Ellen (Ted) Alpaugh both of Camden; three sons, Randy Black of Waldron, Roger Black and Elizabeth McLove of Frontier and Carl (Kathy) Black of Montgomery; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and a brother, Terry (Shirley) Gratz of Frontier.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dale and Merle; a sister, Arlene and a grandson, Garret.

Funeral services for Evelyn Black will be Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Dr. Samuel Wickard officiating. Interment will follow at Frontier Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hillsdale Home Care, Reading Emergency Unit or the Hillsdale County ISD.

To view this obituary, please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Jan. 28, 2014
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