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Evelyn Lucille Fennewald

October 28, 1942 — February 4, 2023

Wilmington

Evelyn Lucille Fennewald

(nee Brown)

Age 80 of Wilmington, Illinois died peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at her home.

Born October 28, 1942 in Joliet, Illinois, Evelyn was a daughter of Harry Glenn and Genevieve Lucille "Jean" (Muncy) Brown. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School. Evelyn was a former member of First Baptist Church of Wilmington and currently attended and belonged to Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wilmington.

Evelyn had several places of employment over the years including Precision Components, Family Dollar Store, and the Wilmington School District cafeterias. Most recently, she had worked for Chicagoland Speedway as a ticket taker. Evelyn took great pleasure in going for walks or dancing, but was happiest when she was spending quality time with her family and friends whom she loved so much.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin A. Fennewald, whom she married January 8, 2004; one sister: Kathleen (Max) Hoffman of Channahon; one brother, Edward (Sandy) Scrogham of Gardner; three step-children: Brenda, Melanie and Melody; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings: Janet Brown, Roland “Ronnie” Brown, and Robert (Sarah) Brown.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral services, 1:00 p.m. Deacon Jay Plese from St. Rose Parish will preside, and burial will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Evelyn’s memorial page online through social media.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Evelyn Lucille Fennewald, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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