Obituaries: Evelyn Sprugeon

Evelyn Fern Spurgeon, 91, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away April 5, 2017 in Ottumwa. She was born June 9, 1925 in Davis County, Iowa to John and Hattie Faye Dixon Hanna. She married Vernon T. Spurgeon on January 19, 1941 in Bloomfield. He passed away on February 16, 2005. Evelyn was a talented artist and painter. She worked in Urbandale, Iowa for 15 years painting the faces of maniquens and also sold over 100 paintings throughout her life. She also enjoyed showing her paintings at the Davis County Art Show. She was active in church and had been attending the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

She is survived by a son, Stuart Spurgeon of Toledo, Oregon; two daughters, LaVetta Schmied of Boynton Beach, Florida, Franrica Payne of Ottumwa, Iowa; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Elmer Ashby; husband; granddaughter, Casey Schmied; two sisters, Dorothea Friend, Edna Latta; and a daughter-in-law, Christina Dolores Spurgeon.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the Bloomfield Tabernacle Church.