Evelyn Janet Graper, 90, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton, IN, on Monday, October 11, 2021. She was born to the late John and Sophie (Strueh) Schuessler on February 4, 1931, in Evansville, IN.
Evelyn was a member of St. Lucas United Church of Christ in Fort Branch where she was a Sunday school teacher and secretary for the St. Lucas Guild for many years. She was a 4-H leader for over 30 years and presented several projects to exhibit for open class. She also loved to bake cakes for numerous weddings, birthdays, and celebrations. Her family was her life and she truly enjoyed raising her children and being with her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Mildred Miller, Marcella Winstead, and Arthur Schuessler.
Evelyn is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Donald W. Graper of Fort Branch, IN; her children, Donna (Doug) Potts of Newburgh, IN, Deanna (Rick) Wilson of Fort Branch, IN, Diana (Steve) Dycus of Princeton, IN, Donald R. (Lisa) Graper of Fort Branch, IN, and Debra (Jay) Stevens of Princeton, IN; grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Candler, Derrick (Jamie) Potts, Deidra Potts, Rachel (Robbie) Hollis, Dustin Potts, Scott Wilson, Donald J. Graper, Demi (Eric) Westund, Zane (Tessa) Graper, Neva (Alyssa) Luttrull, Blake (Kaylin) Stevens, Sabrina (Nolan) Goebel, Brit (Keela) Stevens, Arielle (Harrison) Wilson; great grandchildren, Bailey Wilson, Jada James, Delanie Potts, Blaire Hollis, Avery Candler, Desie Potts, Morgan Hollis, Brooks Westlund, Marley Stevens, Corah Jane Westlund, Heidi Joy Stevens, Kailo Luttrull, and Frankie Stevens; siblings, Wilma Reibold of Lynnville, IN, Robert Schuessler of Fort Branch, IN, James Schuessler of Quincy, Il, and Edward Schuessler of Winslow, IN.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the nursing staff and faculty at River Oaks Health Campus and Heart to Heart Hospice for their wonderful care.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Lucas United Church of Christ in Fort Branch with Pastor John Heumann officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home and on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at St. Lucas United Church of Christ. Burial will be at St. Lucas Cemetery. Donations in her honor can be made to St. Lucas United Church of Christ or to the St. Lucas Guild.
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St. Lucas United Church of Christ
6777 S 350 E, Fort Branch IN 47648