Evangeline Guither

Last Updated on May 19th, 2017

Written by Kendra Tillman

Evangeline M. Guither, age 94 of Walnut, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Evangeline was born in Ohio, IL on April 23, 1923 to Henry and Harriet (Martin) Albrecht. Evangeline was a 1940 graduate of Ohio High School and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana. She left the University to work for the Signal Corp during WWII as an inspector at Teletype where she met lifelong friends, Eddie and Ann Dell.

She was united in marriage to Marvin B. Guither on March 3, 1946 at Red Oak Church in rural Walnut. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1995. Evangeline was a lifelong member of the Red Oak Church where she was a part of the United Methodist Women’s Circle. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Home Extension and Neighborly Club. She enjoyed serving as a school bus driver and as an election judge for many years. She hosted exchange students and then visited them around the world. Evangeline enjoyed gardening, fishing, farming and mowing.

She is survived by five children, Jim (Nancy) Guither of Hudson, Kendall (Kathy) Guither of Walnut, Bonnie Guither of Tampa, Melanie (Mike) Alwes of Normal and Harry (Alice) Guither of Walnut; nine grandchildren, Margo (Phillip) Mire, Jennie (Tim) Cruze, Ben (Julie) Guither, Dan (Jana) Guither, Becky Alwes, Marc (Katie) Alwes, Jim Alwes, Eric Guither and Holly (fiancé, Ben Wilkinson) Guither; ten great grandchildren, Andy and Adam Mire, Timber and Cade Cruze, Kepi and Vivian Guither, Olivia and Maggie Guither & Leah and Luke Alwes; one brother-in-law, Harold (Lois) Guither; foster sister, Frieda Martin and lifelong friend, Miriam Rosene.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one son, Dave Guither; son-in-law, Lee Peabody; four brothers, Robert, Paul, John and Dean Albrecht and one sister, Mary Skelton.

Visitation will be Monday, May 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, Illinois. Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Red Oak United Methodist Church in rural Walnut with Reverend Judy Giese officiating. Services will conclude with burial at Red Oak Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Red Oak Church.