Evelyne B. Waldron, 98, of Highland died on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at Faith Care Center in Highland.
Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, with Father Pat G. Jakel, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1917 in St. Louis, Mo., to Joseph H. and Florence V. Alderman. On Feb. 10, 1940, she married William J. Waldron. He passed away on Nov. 6, 2010.
Mrs. Waldron was born in St. Louis and grew up in the Rosemont area of East St. Louis. She graduated from East St. Louis High School in 1935 and attended Summers Business College in East St. Louis in 1936.
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She had worked at Virginia Carolina Chemical Co., Goodrich Rubber in St. Louis and Famous Barr. At age 50, she went to work at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in O’Fallon and stayed there for 12 years working in physical therapy.
She moved to Highland Home in 2012. She enjoyed doing house work, and she had many “sayings” to add humor to a conversation.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. She was also a former member of St. Martin’s Catholic Church in East St. Louis and Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Shiloh.
Survivors include daughters, Nancy Jo (Arnold) Billhartz of Trenton, Maryann Hodapp of Salem, Patricia J. (Edward) Keaney of San Anselmo, Calif., Maureen L. (Mark) Elbert of Maryville; a son, Harland E. (Sandy) Waldron of Mascoutah; a son-in-law, Dr. Aly Razek of Longboat Key, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Kathleen E. Razek, who died on March 14, 2008; a son, William J. Waldron, who died in 1945; and a grandchild, Kevin Billhartz.
Memorials may be made to the Highland Home Association.