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February 1, 1920 - December 15, 2016

Evelyn Irene Roy died on December 15 at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook, Iowa. Visitation will be on Monday, December 19 from 4:00 – 7::00 at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, Minnesota. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 20 at 10:00 also at St. Olaf in Mabel. The Mengis Funeral home in Mabel, MN is assisting the family.

 Evelyn was born in Marshall County on February 1, 1920, to Claude and Clara Morris Lowry. She graduated from Green Mountain High School in 1938, where she was a star basketball player.

 On October 21, 1941, she married Philip Roy. Evelyn and Phil farmed in Tama and Marshall Counties for 31 years before moving to northeast Iowa, where they continued to farm until they retired.

 Evelyn and Phil spent many years driving their Belgian horses and participating in the Friendship Wagon Train, which rode to collect funds for Camp Winnebago, which supports children and adults with special needs.

 Evelyn and Phil were parents to Jeanette (Lloyd Yocum), Connie (Jim Adair), Claudia (Tim Powers), Sandy (Larry Messer), Judy (Bill Roads), and Steve (Elaine Johnson); 25 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by in-laws Jeannette and Bill Hinz, Leona Roy, and Vula Gager.

 Evelyn was proceeded in death by her parents; her husband in 1998; her daughter Jeanette, grandsons Jimmie and Jacin, and granddaughter Mary; her brothers Myron, Morris, and James; and her sisters Ruby and Donna.

 Evelyn was a woman of many talents, who was equally at ease driving a tractor or a team of draft horses. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and she will be greatly missed by all who loved her for her warmth and wonderful sense of humor. 

 In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorials may be directed to the Philip and Evelyn Roy Memorial Scholarship at Marshalltown Community College or to the Friendship Wagon Train. 

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