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Evelyn Shook

Evelyn Shook

Female 1923 - 2015  (91 years)

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  • Name Evelyn Shook 
    Born 23 Oct 1923 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 May 2015  Ashville, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23494  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Family Carl Thomas Whitton,   b. 17 Jul 1921, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 2007, 3 Ronsanne Parkway, Asheville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1950 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F9201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Evelyn Shook Whitton, 92, of Asheville, died on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.

      Born in Asheville on October 23, 1922, Mrs. Whitton was a daughter of the late Maurice and Mabel Shook. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Carl Thomas Whitton, who died in 2007; brothers, Lawrence and Paul Shook; and sister, Ruth Hampton.

      Mrs. Whitton is survived by her daughter, Beth W. Bell and husband, James A. Bell; three grandchildren, Christina E. Bell, Laura M. Bell and Timothy Jacob Bell; brothers, Robert and Glenn Shook; and several nieces and nephews.

      Evelyn was known for her kind and generous spirit. For years, she provided care for her disabled father following his stroke, and later for other elderly relatives in need, including aunts and an uncle. In the latter years she took care of her husband, Carl, when he became disabled.

      Evelyn's family is familiar with her beautiful smile and kind spirit, and of the many times she reached out to each of us in our time of need.

      While living in Birmingham, AL, Evelyn served as a Girl Scout leader from 1964 to 1976. Upon moving to Asheville, Evelyn and her husband, Carl, became members of First Baptist Church of Asheville in 1978. Evelyn assisted with counting the offering, she sang in the choir for several years, and provided table decorations for church dinners and decorative bulletin boards for the Sunday School. She also worked as office manager for Fishburne International, in Arden.

      Evelyn is loved and missed by her family and friends. To all of us, her life exemplified what it means to be a Prov. 31 woman. She opened her hand to the needy and the fruit of her hands and works "praise her in the gates."