Evelyn Lawrence Page, 90, of Morgantown died Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY with her family by her side. She was born on August 24, 1921 to Ivey Keith and Ruby Newton Lawrence. She was raised with her older brothers Robert and John Lawrence in the Sugar Grove community of Butler County, where she lived most of her life.
Mrs. Page held several public jobs in her lifetime including: worker in Defense Plants during World War II, waitress, and U.S. Census worker. She was a hard-working farmer’s wife and loving mother to her three daughters Anne, Teresa and Rosemary, and many others who called her Mom. Mrs. Page was able to care for her handicapped daughter “Rosie” at home until she reached the age of 86.
Mrs. Page received many awards for her humanitarian acts and community service: The Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year Award 1999, given by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce; The Jefferson Award for Community Service given by WBKO; the Rose Award given by the Kentucky Democrat Woman’s Club of Kentucky 2002; and The Outstanding Senior Citizen Leadership Award 2009, given by the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.
An ardent Democrat, Mrs. Page was a member of and past chairman of the Butler County Democrat Executive Committee and former precinct committeewoman. She attended the SALT II Treaty briefing at the White House in Washington D.C. during the Carter Administration.
Evelyn was a member of the Little Muddy Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she previously served as Sunday school teacher and a member of the Little Muddy Rural Development Club. She was a former member of the Butler County Library Board and a former Foster Grandparent. Evelyn worked as an advocate for equal educational opportunities for mentally and physically handicapped children of Butler County in the 1960’s. Mrs. Page was also instrumental in bringing the Morgantown Active Day Center to the community.
Evelyn had a zest for life that few others carry into their later years. She was most proud of her family and cherished time spent with those she loved. She had a passion for reading and passed that on to her family, encouraging all to have the desire for learning and entertaining themselves with a good book. She lived a beautiful life of service to others, fought for minorities and those with disabilities, and left her family a legacy of faith and love!
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Chapel in Morgantown, KY. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Little Muddy Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Butler County, with burial in Little Muddy Cemetery.
Evelyn Page was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glyndon Page; her brothers, John Lawrence, and Robert Lawrence; her son-in-law William “Laney” Scott; and her grandson Kevin Oliver.
She is survived by daughters Anne Scott of Morgantown; Teresa Edmundson and her husband David of Bowling Green, KY; and Rosemary Page of Morgantown, KY; six grandchildren, Kimberly Flener and her husband Boyce of Morgantown, KY; Angela Keathley and her husband Bryan of Union City, TN; Jason Scott and his wife Carrisa of Ekron, KY; Jennifer Edmundson of Bowling Green, KY; Christina Thomas and her husband Jason of Smiths Grove, KY; and Patrick Edmundson and his wife Sarah of Bowling Green, KY; fifteen great-grandchildren, Joshua Hampton and wife Jennifer of Glasgow, KY; Amanda Flener of Morgantown, KY; Andrew and Matthew Keathley of Union City, TN; Ameia, Cade and Canon Scott, of Ekron, KY; Kara Edmundson, Amaya and Ashlin Nalley of Bowling Green, KY; and Hannah, Lily, Colin, Logan and Connor Thomas of Smiths Grove, KY; one great-great grandchild, Laney Hampton of Glasgow, KY, and one nephew, Larry Lawrence of Provo, KY.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Little Muddy Cumberland Presbyterian Church 1061 Sugar Grove Rd. Morgantown, Ky. 42261.Online condolences may be made at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com