Evelyn Rosella Green
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Evelyn Rosella Green
  • January 28, 1918 - July 23, 2016
  • Ames, Iowa

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Evelyn Rosella Green passed away in her home surrounded by her family early Saturday morning. A visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday July 28th, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel, burial will follow services in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Evelyn Rosella Deal was born January 28th, 1918 in Northwest Iowa to Wallace and Mable Deal. At the age of 2 her father passed away and she and her mother moved to Boone, Iowa. Around the age of 7, her mother was remarried to Milton Wyatt and the family moved to Ames. She attended Lincoln Elementary, Central Jr. High, and Graduated from Ames High in the class of 1935.

On Mother's Day in May of 1937 she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Green. They were blessed with five children, Frances, Donna, Paul, Judy and Ellen. Evelyn was involved in the school activities of her kids, serving as Blue Bird leader for all her girls. She was active in the church she grew up in and was famous for her homemade chicken and noodles witch she made for all the church's courtesy dinners and penny suppers.

She will be remembered most for her work with the Ames Area Women's Bowling Association. She served many years as President and later elected to the Ames Area Bowling Hall of Fame. Harold and Evelyn traveled to many bowling tournaments as well as the IAI conventions. Evelyn and Judy were able to attend National Tournaments for many years. Many times bringing home prize money.

Evelyn worked in the ISU Statistics Lab before retiring in 1984. She loved to crochet and made numerous full size and baby afghans. When her eye sight failed, crocheting and reading were the hardest for her to give up.

She dearly loved her grandkids and hosted yearly "private" vacations with them at lake Cornelia where she and grandpa had a mobile home. Her granddaughter Amy located a great-nephew, Patrick that Evelyn did not know about. He attended both her 90th and 95th birthday parties, coming from California to do so.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters; Frances (Scott) Woodworth, Donna Clink, Judith Green, Ellen (Marvin) Geurts, grandchildren; Klay (Karen) Woodworth, Megan (Guido) Colucci, Molly (Mary) Hill-Woodworth, Katie (Karen) Woodworth, Kari Edie, Marlene (Doug) DeZeeuw, Martin (Cheryl) Geurts, Amy Clink, 11 great-grandchildren, Many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Harold, her parents; Wallace and Mable, and step-father; Milton, her mother-in-law Jessie Green, her son; Paul, and son-in-law; Clarence Clink, her grandson; Michael Geurts, and her 3 sisters and 1 brother.

Memorial contributions may be directed towards Israel Hospice House, or Calvary United Methodist Church.

Online condolences and thoughtful memories can be shared on Evelyn's page at www.stevensmemorialchapel.com