Evelyn J. Coke, age 84, of Lyndonville, entered into rest Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Thea "Dolly" and John Butcher. Born October 2, 1928 in Queensville, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Verne and Minnie Dorothy Hodgins. The family came to the USA on February 9, 1930.
Evelyn graduated from Lyndonville High School and married the late Louis Coke in 1946. She was a homemaker for most of her adult life, raising seven children. She worked at Yates Community Library for more than 20 years, retiring in 2003. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed watching birds at the feeders, and seeing deer, fox and other wildlife on "the hill". She had many friends whom she dearly loved and who loved her too.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband Lou in 1987; and two brothers, John Vincent in 1945 and Roy LeVerne in 2001. She is survived by seven children, Steven (Karen) Coke of Panama City, FL, Linda Helsdon of Lyndonville, Donna Quatro of Rochester, Laurie (Larry) Gidley of Medina, John (Darcy Brabon) Coke of Lyndonville, Cameron Coke of Lyndonville and Thea "Dolly" (John) Butcher of Albion; three siblings, Elinor (Dave) Crandall of Middleport, Bill Hodgins of Lyndonville, Theresa (Pete) Organo of Santa Maria, California; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221. Arrangements were handled by the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.
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