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Evelyn Marie
Nov. 4, 1931-Sept. 21, 2013

Evelyn Marie Perrigo, age 81, of St. Louis, MI, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Schnepp Health Care Center, in St. Louis, MI. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis Chapel with Pastor Clarence Smith officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and also one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
Evelyn was born in Alma, Michigan, on November 4, 1931, the daughter of Delbert and Beatrice (Hall) Mathers. She graduated from Alma High School with the class of 1949. She married Randall Perrigo on March 25, 1950, at the Ithaca United Methodist Church in Ithaca, MI. Evelyn was a lifelong resident of St. Louis. She retired from Kroger's in Alma after a long career as a cashier and bookkeeper. She was a beautiful seamstress and made many gowns for weddings and family occasions. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Evelyn loved her family, especially time with her grandchildren at their cottage and attending their events and activities. She and Randall spent many winters traveling to Florida. A favorite family memory is of Randall and Evelyn doing the Circle Waltz on roller skates at the St. Louis Roller Rink.
She is survived by her husband, Randall Perrigo of St. Louis, MI; three daughters, Colleen Gray of Loxahatchee, FL, Denise and Lanny Caverly of Spruce, MI, Julia and Robin DeLong of Riverdale, MI; five grandchildren, Bryan Perrigo, Jarod Muscott, Marissa Whitford, Christine DeLong, Shelby Gray; four step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren, Kirstin and Erin Muscott and Brendan Whitford; sister, Bonnie and Buddy Mitchell of Avondale, AZ; and daughter-in- law, Suzan Emerson-Hoogerwerf of Holiday, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Charles Mark Perrigo; and brothers, Robert, Elmer, Delbert, Ronald, and Kenneth Mathers; and son-in-law, Robert Sharp.
Memorial contributions may be made to or Gratiot Area Hospice. Online condolences can be sent to
The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Louis, Michigan.
Published in The Morning Sun on Sept. 22, 2013
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