Evelyn Rich, 94, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 25, 2016, following a long illness. Born July 20, 1922 in Sugar Grove, VA, she was the daughter of the late Walter Glenn and Mary Elizabeth Huff Hutton.
Valedictorian of her class at Sugar Grove High School, she was a homemaker until her family moved to Elkton in 1959 where she was a seamstress at Nanette Manufacturing for 24 years. A member of First Baptist Church of Elkton since 1964, Mrs. Rich was the beloved wife of 50 years to Roy M. Rich until his death in 1994. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, solving crossword puzzles and gardening. Her foremost focus in life was her love of God and caring for her family.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Rich was preceded in death by her brother, Col. Kermit Hutton, USAF (ret.), and her sister, Pansy Cornette.
Survivors include her daughters: Debbie Rich and Betty Sue Rich-Lawson (Russell “Buddy”), all of Elkton; grandchildren: Duane Lawson, Elkton; Ron Lawson, Milton, DE; Shannon Lawson, Perryville, MD; and Joshua Lawson, Rock Hill, SC; and many other loved ones including her brother-in-law, Billie Cornette, Marion, VA; and sisterin-law, Mary Hayton Cox, Richmond, VA; as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.
The family wishes to thank the devoted staff of Amedisys Hospice, Elkton, for their fantastic care.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 30 at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD 21921, with visitation Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday morning one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Cherry Hill Methodist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Evelyn Rich Memorial Fund, c/o the funeral home at the above address.