Eva Mae Lynn

May 22, 1921 - May 8, 2018

Eva Mae Lynn, 96, of Beardstown died Tuesday, May 8, at Heritage Health in Mt. Sterling.

She was born May 22, 1921, in Pike County, the daughter of Raymond and Loretta Mae Sutlif Cook. She married Gerald E. Lynn on Feb. 12, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1984.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Wilmot and Linda Birdsell of Beardstown; six grandchildren, Jeff (Lynn) Smith, Melody Forsythe, Lori (Don) King, Melissa Winner, Travis (Angie) Birdsell, and Tierney Birdsell; 14 great-grandchildren, Chad Kellerman, Britney Kellerman, Braden Forsythe, Adam Brewer, Sara Brewer, Amanda Krohe, Alvin Winner, Michael, Madison, McKenzie, Steven, Keith, Kloe, and Kali Birdsell; four great-great grandchildren, Kaiiden, Talon, Matt and Ella; one brother, Ray Junior (Lori) Cook of Browning; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two great-great -grandsons in infancy, Gregory and Andrew; two brothers, Winifred Cook and Bill Cook; and one sister, Lois Dowds.

Mrs. Lynn attended Pike County Schools where she obtained her GED. During World War II, she joined the United States Army Women’s Corp and was stationed in Georgia. Eva was a charter member of the Beardstown First Christian Church. She worked for the Beardstown Chamber of Commerce and at the Secretary of State office in Beardstown. She was very active in the Cass County Democrats and had a strong passion for politics. Mrs. Lynn held a seat on the Cass County Board for 40 years and served in many capacities including Chairman of the Finance Committee, Cass County Health Department and Human Resource Department.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at First Christian Church in Beardstown with Pastor Mike Courson officiating. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials have been suggested to Beardstown First Christian Church or Beardstown Shop with a Cop. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.