Evelyn D. Musgrave
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Evelyn D. Musgrave

Aug. 27, 1927 - June 7, 2021

MARION - Evelyn D. Musgrave, 93, of Marion, was called to her Heavenly home at 11:17 AM, Monday, June 7, 2021 at Herrin Hospital.

Evelyn was born on August 27, 1927 in Fairfield to Frederick and Elsie (Sons) Dawson. She married the love of her life, Ray Musgrave on December 17, 1950 in Fairfield. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1994.

Evelyn loved the Lord and made a lifetime commitment to serving Him. She was a longtime and active member of Lone Oak Baptist Church in Energy where she served as church Treasurer for 32 years, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and crafting at Vacation Bible School. She was a hardworking woman who did bookkeeping and taxes for many small businesses and family and friends. She worked at Huddleston Children's Home in Centralia prior to her marriage. Her bookkeeping career included work for Woodruff and Edwards Foundry and then Fox Electric in Elgin. She and her husband Ray successfully built "Ray's Construction" for which she was also the bookkeeper.

She was a generous person who inspired volunteering for the church her entire life. Evelyn volunteered many years with the Herrin Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the VA Hospital in Marion and as a polling judge. Her devotion to her family led her to volunteer at local schools and as a Girl Scout Leader. She was devoted to supporting her husband and family in all their endeavors.

In her spare time she enjoyed craft work like- sewing (making matching outfits for she and the girls) and ceramic craftwork as well as gardening flowers and vegetables. She liked to camp with her family and would often do so every weekend from Easter to Halloween. She most enjoyed quiet time spent in prayer with her Lord and Savior.

Survivors include her daughters: Vanessa Musgrave of San Antonio, TX and Roxie Musgrave of Energy as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and six brothers and sisters: Frieda, Fred, Verna Lee, Alberta, Nellie and Deloris.

The visitation will be from 3-6 PM, Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Energy and from 12-1 PM, Friday, June 11, 2021 at Real Life Church in Fairfield. The funeral service will be held at 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Energy. Rev. Jerry Schell and Pastor David Dyer will officiate. Burial will take place at 1:00 PM, Friday, June 11, 2021 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Leesman Funeral Home of Southern Illinois under the direction of Devin McCluskie.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Huddleston Children's Home and will be accepted at the churches or cemetery. For more information please visit leesmanfuneralhome.com


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Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Jun. 10, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
10
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Lone Oak Baptist Church
, Energy, Illinois
Jun
10
Funeral service
6:00p.m.
Lone Oak Baptist Church
, Energy, Illinois
Jun
11
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Real Life Church
, Fairfield, Illinois
Jun
11
Burial
1:00p.m.
Maple Hill Cemetery
, Fairfield, Illinois
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Leesman Funeral Home - Dupo
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I´m so sorry of your mothers passing. She was a very sweet lady and always very kind to me.
Howard Ferguson
June 17, 2021
Michael & Charlotte Anton are sorry for your loss, Roxie. May you and your sister and family be comforted by many warm memories.
Michael Anton
Friend
June 12, 2021
I am saddened to learn of Evelyn's passing, but heartened knowing her love and commitment to Jesus Christ. Evlyn was a long-time supportive and dedicated friend to my mother, June Kersten, whom my family lost December,2020. I would have been honored to come to Evelyn's services had I known. My condolences to her family.
Janet Barwick
Friend
June 11, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I had known some of your mother for many years thru my mother and sister working with her as an election judge. I enjoyed talking with her and getting to know her personally when I cut her hair the last few months. She was an interesting lady, and showed much interest and compassion to others. I pray for comfort and peace for you daughters. You were blessed to have a Godly, loving mother.
Joy King
Friend
June 11, 2021
Jim and Lynn Snyder
June 10, 2021
God bless her family and remember all the great memories. She is enjoying her new heavenly home.
Kathy DuVall Woodcock
Friend
June 10, 2021
Vanessa and Roxie, your mother was one of a kind. She was so proud of you both. Anytime I told her how much we appreciated her, she always said she was happy to do whatever she could to serve the Lord. Even though she was busy in with all she did I knew her priorities were her Lord and her family. Continued prayers for you both
Lana kee
Friend
June 10, 2021