March 15, 1945 - June 2, 2018
Evelyn Hovenga, 73, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was born March 15, 1945, in Hampton, Iowa, to Richard and Mona (Scarrow) Schriever.
Evelyn attended school in Hampton. She was united in marriage to the one and only love of her life, David Hovenga, on January 13, 1962, in Hampton, Iowa. Evelyn was a daycare provider until 1990. She then went on to get her CNA and worked at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. She eventually became the activity coordinator until she retired in 2011. This job was her true calling, as she was dearly loved by the many residents she cared for.
Evelyn enjoyed thrifting, garage sales and watching NFL football games. Evelyn was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. In 2012, she even got to visit Arrowhead Stadium for a Chiefs game. Evelyn loved spending time with her family, her three daughters, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She had a heart of gold and everyone who crossed her path adored her.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter Donna (Gary) Uhlenhopp of Geneva, daughter Dawn (Jamie) Foy of Hampton, daughter Debbie Walterman of Hampton, grandchildren Candiss (Richard) Walterman of Hampton, Hailey (Cody) Nafts of Cedar Rapids, Kelsi (Ryan) Papesh of Boone, Amy (Kris) Subia of Hampton, great-grandchildren Julien Walterman, Avery Valerio, Faith Subia, Jordynn Papesh, Millie Subia, Silas Nafts, Ellis Earles, and Koehn Subia, brother Bob (Linda) Schriever of Bradford, sister Barb (Rick) Nigg of Nebraska, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her dear husband, David, her parents, brother Larry Schriever, grandson Dillan Walterman, and son-in-law Jeff Walterman.
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My sincere condolences in the loss of your dear loved one, Evelyn. May comfort and strength from God be with you during this very difficult time. Isaiah 41:10, 13:
Evelyn, you and I were the 1945 arrivals only 3 1/2 months apart......we spent so much time together as kids growing up. I will always remember the wonderful times visiting Mona and Richard with their wonderful children...…..you, Barb, Bobby and Larry. I love all of you so much and my personal sympathy to Bobby and Barb and families on your loss. Life was made better by you for all those you came in contact with, and the world is lessened so much by your departure. My lasting memory of you will be a beautiful cousin that I was always able to share laughs with and a caring person with a heart big enough to share love with all. May you rest in eternal peace Evelyn.
Richard (and Betty Jo) Scarrow
Evelyn was a second Mom to my four children when they were young. You couldn't have found someone more loving and caring to leave children with. Their home was truly filled with love. I will always cherish the time they spent with her, David, and the girls. From potty training, teaching them to tie shoes, and first day of school. The list goes on and on. Girls, I know how much you are going to miss her. She was so sweet, caring, and filled with love to all who were there.
She was so kind, caring, and giving. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.
Evelyn was one of the nicest individuals I've ever known. I will miss her SO MUCH!
I am so sorry about Evelyn's passing! I got to know her when she took care of my mother in the nursing home at the hospital. She was a peach and my mother and I both loved her! she will be missed!!! Thoughts and prayers to her family. Judy Holbrook
I am so sorry for Evelyn passings, my condolences go out to the family. She was one of the kindest
ladies I ever met. Always thinking of her family.
Rogor and Sherry Shuler
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