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Evelyn C. Carmen, 81, of Mount Vernon, Ind., left this world on September 24, 2012.


She was born October 26, 1930, in Hanshaw, Ky., to Walter and Lillie (Switzer) Pierce.

She was a member of Point Township Church of the Nazarene.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Alfred “Blondie” Carmen; brothers, Charles, Robert, and Bill Pierce.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Kelly (Sherry), Richard “Dale” (Brenda), and Charles “Butch” (Nancy) Collins; daughters, Carolyn (Jim) Reeves, Patty (Larry) Lupfer, Cleta (Randy) Shadrick, Roxanne (Tony) Lupfer, Sandra Brown, Donna (Bob) McBride; 19 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; as well as brothers, John, David, and Raymond Pierce; and her sister, Margaret Tron – Mason.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012, at Schneider Funeral Home 512 Main St. in Mount Vernon with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the funeral home.