Evelyn L. Allen Benedict, 77, of Kalona, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following an extended illness. A celebration of life was held May 1 at the Oxford United Methodist Church with burial following at the Harrington Cemetery, York Township of Iowa County.
Evelyn LaRene Smith was born June 20, 1934, in rural Iowa County, the daughter of Emmett and Bertina (Hummer) Smith. She was united in marriage to Warren Leo Allen on Jan. 31, 1951, in Oxford. Warren preceded her in death in 1993. She met and married Pierson J. “Tinker” Benedict on April 15, 2000, in Oxford.
Local survivors include Vernon Smith of Solon.
Her faith in God and love of family will forever be cherished.
In lieu of flowers or plants, a memorial fund has been established in Evelyn’s memory. Online condolences can be shared with her family on the website of the funeral home at www.gayandciha.com .