Evelyn I. Albert
Evelyn I. Albert, 94, of Middlebury, died at 5:17 pm, on Thursday,
August 15, at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She was born on September
26, 1918, in Middlebury, to Glen C. and Mary (Leer) Bowman. On
October 11, 1936 in Middlebury she married Thurland J. "Pete"
Albert, he died October 27, 2002. Surviving are two daughters, Gayle
Sharpless of Schaumburg, IL, Christine (Dennis) Pedler of Bristol;
two sons, Ross (Jeanette) Albert of Tampa, Mark (Sue) Albert of
Middlebury; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, five great great-
grandchildren; a sister, Iva Mae Sherck of Auburn. She was preceded
in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, Dick and Don
Bowman, sister, Verna Bowman, and twin great grandsons. She was
an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Middlebury and
had made many of the banners hanging in the church. She was an
artist specializing in painting china and she loved singing and sang
with the Middesingers for several years. Visitation will be from 1:00 -
4:00 pm on Sunday August 18, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 708
Wayne St. Middlebury. Friends and family may gather at 9:00 am
Monday, August 19 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church for a processional
to the graveside service at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. A
memorial service will follow at 11:00 am also at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Randy Schroeder.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Ryan's
Current Online Condolences
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She truly was a special lady.
From: Tony Storms
So sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Evelyn at Syndicate
Glass until her retirement. She was a wonderful person. I still have
the teabag holder she painted. She was a very talented lady. I will
From: Shirley Myers
My mom, Elda Sharpless, always spoke so warmly of Evelyn. Mom
and I loved her china painting, done with such a delicate hand and
deft touch with color. Evelyn and my mom passed away each at age
94 ... I like to think there is a lovely tea party going on, with lots of
laughter and much sharing of stories about the children.
From: Julie (Sharpless) Kessler
So sorry for your loss. A sweet lady. Her parents were like parents to
From: Marcheta Irving
I have many memories of Evelyn and Thurland’s old neighborhood
on Powell Drive. It was always fun to visit my Aunt Mary and run
around the neighborhood! We send our sympathies for your loss.
From: The children of Tom & Sonie Tahara
So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. Dee and I have so many good
memories of Pete and her. I think of her every time a wear my quilted
stole she so lovingly made for me. May the Lord bless you, Gayle,
Christine, Ross, and Mark as you remember your mother.
From: Pastor Jim Simpson
September 26, 1918 ~ August 15, 2013