Evelyn Albaugh Obituary

Evelyn  Albaugh
Evelyn Albaugh

September 6, 1928 - February 6, 2018
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Evelyn was born September 6, 1928 in Albia, Iowa to Thomas & Martha Lane. She was the youngest of eight children (two sisters and five brothers). Her father worked in the local coal mines, and later farmed near Eddyville.
Her family was hard working and self-sufficient and had everything they needed. Evelyn graduated from Albia High School in May, 1946. She then moved with a high school friend to Des Moines and went to work for Central National Bank in downtown Des Moines. While working at the bank, she met a fellow bank employee, Kenneth Albaugh at a company picnic at Riverview Park. They dated and subsequently were married on September 7, 1947, the day after her 19th birthday.
They lived in the Highland Park neighborhood of Des Moines where they became lifelong members of Epworth United Methodist Church. Ken left the bank in 1951 when he was hired as a salesman for Truckers Insurance Associates. They welcomed their three children, Karen, Gary and John and they made their home in a community of family and friends.
Evelyn lived a very happy life with Ken and their three children as a traditional wife and homemaker. After Ken acquired ownership of Truckers Insurance, she had opportunities to enjoy golf at the country club, dinner out with friends, and travel with Ken to convention locations around the country. She and Ken were thrilled when grandchildren began to arrive in 1974 and they fully embraced their new role as grandparents.
After Ken passed in 1998, she eventually moved to a retirement community in Urbandale and made new friends. Evelyn enjoyed attending all the birthday parties, holiday meals, and “Grandma Lunch” every Wednesday with family. She took great delight in all of her children, nine grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Martha; her husband, Kenneth; her five brothers Francis, Jesse, Alvin, Eugene, and Thomas; and her two sisters Geneva and Martha. She is survived by daughter Karen (Doug) Wilson, son Gary (Cheryl), son John (Ashley), and her grand- and great grandchildren.

Jennifer TeKippe
John Wilson
Jeff Wilson
Ryan Albaugh
Eleanor Albaugh
Matthew Albaugh
Bridget Albaugh
Chelsea Albaugh
Griffin Albaugh

Great Grandchildren:
Hayley TeKippe
Brenna TeKippe
Noah TeKippe
Grant Wilson
Henry Wilson
Jemma Wilson
Molly Wilson
Arlo Wilson
Emily Wilson

Evelyn was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
3600 - 75th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Friday, February 16, 2018
11:00 AM
Resthaven Mausoleum
19th & Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Friday, February 16, 2018