Evelyn J. Ivins, 88

Evelyn J. Ivins, 88, of Bluffton, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 2020, at Christian Care Retirement Community.

Evelyn was born April 8, 1931, in Adams County, to Eli S. and Mabel Kaehr Kipfer.  She married Edson L. Ivins in Bluffton on Sept. 14, 1952;  her husband preceded her in death Dec. 1, 2010.

A 1949 graduate of Kirkland High School, Evelyn worked as a waitress at The Dutch Mill in Bluffton for more than 40 years. She then worked as a waitress at The Corner Depot in Bluffton for several years until retiring. 

She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.  

Survivors include two sons, Brent A. (Julie Johnston) Ivins and Kevin R. Ivins, both of Bluffton; a daughter, Kim M. Ivins of Bluffton; a brother, John (Sue) Kipfer of Bluffton; two step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Kipfer of Bluffton.  

In addition to her parents and husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Kipfer, and a daughter-in-law, Lavon Ivins.  

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Apostolic Christian Church East, with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the church. Lynn Fiechter and Ron Kipfer will officiate. Burial will follow at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Adams County.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Care Retirement Community.

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