Evelyn Meyers Badger,96, passed away on October 19, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center. A celebration of life service will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ on October 28th at 11:00 Rev. Melanie Van Weedlen will officiate. The family will greet friends at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel Stateroom from 2:00 – 4:00 on Sunday, October 27th.
Evelyn is survived by daughter Nancy (Tom) Donnelly of Cedar Rapids. Daughter-in-law Sally Badger of Savannah, Georgia. Three grandsons, Sean (Kellyn) Donnelly of Westerville, Ryan Donnelly of Cedar Rapids and Dr. Colin Donnelly (Bridget) of Center Valley, Pennsylvania and one granddaughter Sara (Bob) Hartley of Savannah and 7 great grandchildren; Maura, Tommy, and Bridget Donnelly of Westerville, Eliza and Lucy Donnelly of Center Valley, PA. and Annie and Patrick Hartley of Savannah, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by husband Walter, son Mark and granddaughter Carrie Badger, brother Julius Meyer and sister Eleanor Butterfield.
Evelyn was born December 29, 1922 to John and Ella Meyers of Lisbon. She attended Lisbon Public Schools and graduated from Grinnell College in 1944. She met Walter while attending summer school at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon. They were married August 19, 1944 in Lisbon and celebrated their 70th anniversary together until Walt’s passing in 2015.
After Walt’s return from the Navy they moved to Cedar Rapids. On his retirement in 1983 they divided their time between Cedar Rapids and Sanibel and Ft. Myers, Florida.
Evelyn was member of the First Congregational Church since 1947. She was also a member of Chapter JI, PEO for 63 years.
Evelyn especially enjoyed family times and get togethers. She was very proud of her family and their various activities and accomplishments. She also enjoyed travel and felt privileged to visit many countries around the world. Her favorite past times included reading, playing bridge and Mah Jong with her many friends in Cedar Rapids and Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church at 361 Washington Ave. S. E. or the charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.