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REMEMBERING EVA

   Posted by: pastordiehl   in Remembering, Uncategorized

Eva Coleman has entered her eternal rest with God. She was one of the most dynamic personalities I have ever known. She was always deeply involved in the life of the church, investing in countless young women and children. She was dedicated to hospitality, serving at funeral dinners, and opening her home to church visitors. She was a part of many women’s ministries such as Women’s Aglow, Gideon’s Auxiliary, and a volunteer at DeKalb Pregnancy Center. The State of Indiana recognized her as Indiana Young Mother of the Year in the 1970s.

I will remember that she was a determined attender at all church services right up until the time her family had to say no. She was a determined woman who did not want to give up her home, her car, her church family, or her independence. And, at 94, she did not want to give up her life. So, God just put her to sleep. Wow! What a life to live.

And, I will most remember how she embraced me as a young hippie with a strange desire for God. Rather than trying to protect her daughter from a weirdo, she made me welcomed and encouraged me, often thanking me for loving her daughter. What will you remember about Eva?

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2 comments so far

Sharon Servis With A Smile
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So much that words really escape me. She was a very strong and determined woman, as you say, but I will most remember her Faithfulness. How I pray that God will permit me to be that faithful all the days of my life. She and my sweet Mama Rose shared and truly understood the gift of hospitality. Pretty sure Mama Rose laid a gigantic hug on her at their first heavenly meeting. May she rest in peace with her dearest husband.

February 4th, 2016 at 1:11 pm
Richard Woolever
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I I have known Eva for a long time and the joyful person she was. With her smile and laugh she made my life more enjoyable. She also couldn’t keep silent about her love for her Lord Jesus.

February 5th, 2016 at 8:14 pm

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