Evelyn (Philips) Ewing

Born: Sun., Jun. 21, 1936
Died: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 06, 2019
Location: Faith United Methodist Church

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Matriarch of the Ewing family of Penn Hills, Evelyn “Evie” Philips Ewing of Butler passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 whilst surrounded by her loving family and friends.  The daughter of Roy E. Philips and Margaret Fleming Philips, Evie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Kier G. Ewing, to whom she was married for 35 years, and her brothers, Roy “Flip” Philips, Jr., Harold Philips, and Ron Philips.  She is survived by her brother, Homer Philips, and her children, Kier G. Ewing Jr. and his long-time partner, LeaAnn Grill, Kevin C. Ewing and his wife, Lisa J. Ewing, and Kirklan P. Ewing, as well as her grandchildren, Ryan D. Ewing, Justin A. Valimont and his fiancé, Veronica Osborne, Samantha J. Plance and her husband, Adam Plance, and Sean M. Williams and his wife, Rachel N. Williams, and their children, Max O. Williams and Molly G. Williams.  Evie is also lovingly survived by her long-time partner, Harold Eugene “Gene” Duncan, and his children, Andrew Duncan and Michelle Duncan Eckert and her husband, Larry Eckert, as well as their children, Tyler Eckert and his wife, Meghan Eckert, and Hillary Eckert Hofstrom and her husband, Brett Hofstrom, including Gene’s great-grandchildren, Connor, Loisa, and Sidney Hofstrom, as well as her friend, James E. Legal.  Born in Butler, Pennsylvania, Evelyn obtained a nursing degree from the Presbyterian School of Nursing. A loving wife and mother, Evie imparted her three sons with wisdom, humility, and empathy.  Quick to belly-laugh at both good and bad jokes, Evelyn was known for her full embrace of life and its finer moments, including her love for all sports, long drives to new places, watching her bird feeders out of her sunroom, and attending her weekly hair appointment with long-time friends.  Evie openly referred to the Atlantic Ocean as “my ocean” whenever she got the chance to do so, and she traveled the country to play at golf courses which “interested” her.  Known as “Nanny” to her grandchildren, Evie truly viewed the world as her own adventure, often taking the opportunity to explore and experience the world in ways that many wish they could but most never do.  Evelyn was a woman of great respect and admiration, and she is sorely missed and loved by all who knew her.  Friends will be received at Faith United Methodist Church, 305 Freeport Street, Delmont, Pa 15626 for an 11:00 a.m. memorial service on Friday, December 6, 2019.  Interment will be private.

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Madeline and Willam Grill
   Posted Sun December 01, 2019
Evie will be solely missed. She lite up the room when she entered. A Gracious and Generous lady.

Linda Holden
   Posted Sun December 01, 2019
I will always remember dear Evie's great sense of style in her personal appearance and her gracious entertaining. She was truly a lovely lady.

Cheryl Lynn Wynn
   Posted Mon December 02, 2019
I'm Sorry we didn’t have another chance to talk about nursing, I so enjoyed your stories of how things have changed. No one was happier for me when I was pinned. Now I will imagine the Lord welcoming you with open arms and sending you off to gulf with the angels.

shirley davis
   Posted Wed December 04, 2019
are sympathy and prayers to the ewing family,twin boros health ministry and Verona united Methodist church

Michael Fisher
   Posted Thu December 05, 2019

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Homer and Carol, and family.

With our fondest memory of Aunt Evie, Love, Beth and Michael Fisher, and family

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