Evelyn Jane Love Jan. 21, 1920 - July 25, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Evelyn Jane Ritter Love, 94, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, in Southfield Village. Evelyn was born on January 21, 1920, in Mishawaka, to Bert L. and Clara E. (Sudlow) Ritter, both of whom have preceded her in death. Evelyn married Robert William Love on October 25, 1947, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Mishawaka, and was married for 47 years. Robert preceded Evelyn in death on October 29, 1993. Evelyn was also preceded in death by her siblings, Gerald Ritter, Warren Ritter, Helen Doherty, Betty Powell and Patricia Dillon. Evelyn is survived by her son, Robin Ward Love and his wife, Nancy Jo (Picha) Love; three grandchildren, Jennifer Love-Tillotsin and her husband, Jason Tillotsin, Darren Alexander Love and Carrie Elizabeth Love; two great-grandchildren, Krista Henley and Luke Henley; and many special nieces and nephews. Evelyn was a 1938 graduate of Mishawaka High School where she was the first girl baton twirler in the high school band. After high school she worked at Ball Band in Mishawaka which later merged with Uniroyal. She was secretary-treasurer for 43 years at Fairview Cemetery where she was still on the Board of Directors. She was an active lifetime member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she was a Deaconess, a Guild Member, and teaching pre-high school kids. Evelyn loved all kinds of music and she loved to dance. Evelyn and Bob traveled in foreign countries but always thought Mishawaka was the best place to be. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka, where funeral services will be on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Rodney Wright officiating the funeral service, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery Mishawaka. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 234 West Grove Street, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on July 27, 2014