Eve­lyn Rich

Cecil Whig - - & -

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.



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