Evelyn M. Case, 91, formerly of Adams, died Friday evening July 14, 2017 at the Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown, where she had resided since 2013. Calling hours will be 6-8 pm Thursday at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams. Her funeral service will be 10 am Friday at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Adams, with Rev. Jerry Wicheins officiating. Private burial will follow in the North Watertown Cemetery.
Born August 9, 1925 in Rodman, daughter of Frank and Mary (VanDusen) Richardson, she graduated from Philadelphia High School in 1946. She married Arnold S. Case on September 20, 1952 in Pennsylvania. They lived in the town of LaRay for several years, separating in 1961.
Mr. Case died January 2, 1989.
She worked as a waitress at the Eleanor Restaurant on State Street in Watertown and later was a nurses aid at Brown’s Nursing Home in Adams Center.
Evelyn lived in the Adams area many years and in 2012 moved to Mercy of Northern New York, and then to Samaritan Keep Home in March 2013.
Evelyn is survived by three sons Michael Case, Lorraine, Patrick (Donna) Case, Smithville, John Case, Adams Center; three daughters Patricia (Richard) Hovorka, Selma NC, Emily (Hal) Booth-Puffer, Barnes Corners, Mary (Michael) Blanchard, Adams Center; two step sons Edward (Rose) Case, Watertown, David Case, NC; 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by a daughter Susan Townsend who died in 2015, four brothers William, Frank “Gus”, Floyd and Howard Richardson; five sisters Rose Reynolds, Daisy “Hazel” Lloyd, Lillie “Dorothy” Heinrich, Frances Richardson and Jennie Haynes.
Evelyn was a communicant of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Adams and served on the Altar Guild and a member of the prayer group.
She enjoyed vegetable gardening, playing cards, traveling and especially dining out. She was a caring person that was full of love and had a wonderful sense of humor.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the 7th floor staff at the Samaritan Keep Home for the excellent care given to their mother.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 40 East Church St., Adams, NY 13605, the Samaritan Keep Resident Activity Fund, 133 Pratt Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.