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Evelyn Cecelia Lovelace, age 87, passed away on June 11, 2013. She was born to the late Michael and Cecelia Szymanski on May 19, 1926, in Gaylord, MI. Evelyn was a lifelong resident of Gaylord, MI and proudly lived in the same home on West Mitchell throughout her life. She graduated from St. Mary Cathedral High School in 1943 and married the late John R. Lovelace in 1946. Together they had four children and enjoyed 55 years of marriage.
Evelyn worked for Mayfair Plastics for over twenty years. She was an active member of the St. Mary Cathedral Parish. She sung in the church choir, was a member of Daughters of Isabella, and worked many Lenten fish fries. She loved bird watching, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. 
Evelyn is survived by her four children: Nanette (Jacob) Sklarczyk, Guy (Barbara) Lovelace, Charles (Julie) Lovelace, and Scott Lovelace. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Nickie Monusko, Michael Sklarczyk, Jannette (John) Rochette, Zachary (Anna) Lovelace, Heather (Dane) Henry, Kimberly Lovelace, Brent Lovelace, Kelsey Lovelace, and eight great-grandchildren. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral. 

Visitation from the Nelson Funeral Home will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 12 - 8 p.m. and on Friday at the Cathedral beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. A rosary will be offered by the Daughters of Isabella on Thursday, June 13th at  6:30 p.m. with a Wake Service immediately following at 7 p.m.  

Memorial contributions in Evelyn's name may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation, through the Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Service To Be Held At: St Mary Cathedral
Burial To Be Held At: Resurrection Cemetery

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From: Jody Almon-Seward
Sweet Home, Oregon

I just heard of this a month after the fact. Memories flood of the wonderful "family" both Jack and Evie always were to me my years of growing up. I loved your Mom and rejoice to think of her reunited with your Dad. I cannot imagine the big hole left behind in your hearts and souls as you go through your first year without her. I will be having a Mass said for her here in my home parish and will remember her at daily Mass as well. Wishing each of you grace and comfort with my love and sympathy. She must have been so very proud of all of you. God bless you. Jody

From: Erin Eagling
Gaylord, Michigan

Chloe and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. xoxox

From: Rose (Shomock) Cunningham New York

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my heart.

From: Diana Peffers
Gaylord, MI

I have missed seeing Evelyn working in her flowers this year but knowing how she loved them I am sure our Heavenly Father had the perfect vacancy for her in one of His gardens. Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her!

From: Linda Simcek
Vanderbilt, Mi

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a great person to to have known when I worked with her.

From: Andrea Shomock
Colorado Springs, CO

I am so very sorry for your loss, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Karen Stice
Gaylord, Michigan

Dear Evie's family, So sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I looked forward to Fridays when I did your moms hair, she always had a smile and a comment or two for the day. Again I am so very sorry.

From: Becki McVannel
Gaylord, Mi

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Evelyn was a wonderful person, we had so many laughs. She was truly amazing and will be missed.