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Evelyn Jane “Ev” Claeys

July 9, 1919 — June 9, 2003

Evelyn Jane “Ev” Claeys, 83, died of natural causes at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2003, in the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson. A Marshall County resident all of her life, she had lived on N. Center St.., Bremen, until she entered the Kasper Center.

Born in Plymouth on July 9, 1919, she was the daughter of John Richard and Bessie Dee Webster. She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1937.

On October 5, 1946, in Ross Township, Crown Point, Ind., Ev and Edward F. Claeys were united in marriage. Edward died on January 4, 1969.

In 1985, Ev retired from Bremen Bearings after 30 years of service. She then worked part time at Universal Bearings in Bremen for three years.

She was an avid reader. A Cubs fan, she also enjoyed watching Tiger Woods.

Ev, a member of Horizon Ministries, Bremen, was also a member of the Bremen V.F.W. auxiliary.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Cindy Claeys, Plymouth, and by a daughter and her husband, Judy and Fred Kiefer, Bremen, Ind.

Two granddaughters also survive: Melissa and Troy Rippy, Noblesville, Ind., Lesley Claeys and fiancé Ron Sexton, Indianapolis, Ind., and a grandson, Jon and Kelly Kiefer, South Bend, Ind.

A sister, Phyllis Cook, Goshen, Ind., and a brother, R. Clarence Webster, Plymouth, survive as well.

Ev was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 15 brothers and sisters.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2003, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.

Funeral services for Ev will be held in the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, immediately following visitation. The Rev. Jim Morse of Horizon Ministries, Bremen, will officiate.

Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.

Memorial gifts in Ev’s memory may be made to Horizon Ministries or to the American Diabetes Association.
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