Evelyn Marie “Evie” Schave, 94, of Aledo, formerly of rural Reynolds, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Saturday at the Edgington Presbyterian Church, 13228 140th St. W., Taylor Ridge. Visitation was Friday from 4-8 pm at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 801 Edgington St., Reynolds. Interment will be at Edgington Cemetery, Edgington. Memorials may be made in care of the American Cancer Society or to the Edgington Presbyterian Church.
Evelyn was born in Edgington on January 14, 1918, a daughter of John and Ruth Whitney Vroman. She married Clarence Gerald Schave on June 9, 1945 in Edgington. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1999.
Evelyn was teacher for 38 years. She most recently taught first grade at the Illinois City Elementary School where she retired in 1976. For many years during and after teaching, Evelyn assisted her husband at their store in Illinois City.
Evelyn was a member at the Edgington Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed spending time at her cabin in Canada and fishing for Walleye.
Survivors include her; son, Greg Schave, Reynolds, IL; sisters, Phyllis Clark and Norma Diane (Richard) Veberg, both of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Helen Arne.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com