Evelyn Whitlow

Obituary of Evelyn Allene Whitlow

Evelyn Whitlow, age 89, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 18, at Sheltering Arms Residential Facility, Palmer, Tennessee. Born to Brooks and Lettie Seals Whitlow August 25, 1931, Evelyn would have been 90 years old in 7 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Lindell, W. B., David, and Conley Whitlow, and one sister, Wanda Long. She is survived by two sisters, Juanita Tate of Dunlap and Rachel (Noah) Rhodes, Farmington, Missouri, one brother, John (Regina) Whitlow, of Patton, Missouri, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. Evelyn was an active, faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Congregational Methodist Church in the Cagle Community, where she served as Treasurer and Pianist, among many other ministries. For many years she was a Board Member and Secretary of Tennessee Camp in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed hiking and nature. Evelyn graduated from SCHS in 1950 and from Bryan University in 1954. Her first teaching job was at Cagle School, teaching grades 6-8. She worked at Piney Schools and Family Services before returning to Sequatchie County Schools where she served as an English teacher and Librarian. She spent 36 years in Sequatchie County Schools, retiring in 1996. Visitation will be at Standefer-Reed Funeral Home in Dunlap, Saturday, August 21, 4-8 p.m. CDT. The body will lie in state at Mt. Pleasant Congregational Methodist Church, Cagle, beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday. The funeral will follow at 3:00 p.m. CDT, with Reverends Charles Thomas and Bill Ross officiating. Rev. Marty Tate will conduct graveside services. Interment will be in Cagle Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tennessee Camp or Mt. Pleasant Church Missions Fund, c/o Melanie Combs, 7567 State Rte. 8, Dunlap, Tennessee 37327.
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