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Updated: 11/20/2013 08:00:03AM

Evelyn B. Atkinson

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Evelyn B. Atkinson, 93, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

She was born April 22, 1920, in Lafayette, Ind., to William and Esther (nee Allen) Burns.

Evelyn lived in the Chalmers, Ind., area until 1925, when she moved to St. Cloud, Fla., with her parents; she returned to the family farm east of Chalmers in 1929. After graduating from Chalmers High School, she graduated from International Business College in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1939. She worked in the admissions office at Purdue University, and for Lafayette Loan & Trust; later, she worked for eight years at the Farmers National Bank in Remington, Ind. Evelyn married Arnold Atkinson on May 1, 1940, and they lived on the family farm in Gilboa Township, Ind. She and Arnold moved to Bradenton, Fla., in 1985, then to Port Charlotte in 2010.

Evelyn will be greatly missed by her children, Joy and Dennis (Wendy); daughter-in-law, Bonnie; grandchildren, Angela, Kristen, Lori, Cindy, Cory, Cassie, Luke and Eric; and great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jordan, Lauren, Caitlin, Ryan, Lacie, Morgan, Carter, Lillie, Lane, Mason, Parker and Aiden. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Arnold; and son, Jim.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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