Evelyn Boice

Evelyn Jean Boice (Schultz)

Saturday, October 30th, 1948 - Friday, December 4th, 2020
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Evelyn Jean Schultz Boice, age 72, of Shelbyville, Michigan passed away peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2020, from long-term health issues that were not related to COVID-19. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in 1948, to William and Bernice Schultz of Coopersville, Michigan. Evelyn graduated from Coopersville High School in 1966. She married Richard Boice in 1969, and they had five lovely daughters, who all inherited her creativity, love of cats, and her dry sense of humor.

Evelyn is survived by her husband Richard of 51 years, and her daughters Valerie Seward, Jennifer Boice, Rebecca (Steven) Wisniewski, Wendy (Mark) McDaniel and Racheal (Jacob) Clevenger, and by her stepson Richard (Kathleen) Boice. She had 12 grandchildren: Emily Boice, Samantha and Ian Clevenger, Love, Joy, Harmony, Patience and Steven Wisniewski, Tyler and Grace McDaniel, and Charlotte and Benjamin Seward, and by two overweight cats, Cali and Hobbes. She is also survived by her brothers William (Sandra), Garey (Joyce), Ronald (Nancy) and Dennis Schultz (Linda), and by her sister Connie Schultz (Matthew).

She loved road trips, reading, sewing, and macaroni and cheese. She would stop at every garage sale she could. She would not only examine every item for sale, but would also have a long conversation with her newfound friend, while her kids waited in the car.

Her cookies were always burned on the bottom, but she was known for her peanut brittle, her goulash, rhubarb cake and striped jello. She was a good listener, crocheted many afghans, and understood the value of long goodbyes.

You explored new roads, when you rode with Evelyn. “Let’s see where this road goes,” was the opening line for many memorable adventures. She was proud of the fact that she taught all five of her daughters how to drive, even if some of them ended up driving like their dad.

Her sense of humor will be dearly missed by all who truly knew her, and we will never forget Rule #1!

Funeral services will take place online, on Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 pm via Zoom:

Instead of flowers, the family prefers that donations be made to your local library, in memory of Evelyn’s true love of reading.
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Barb Richards

Posted at 06:32pm
My deepest sympathy to Evelyns family.
I will miss all the bus trips, car ride to Wisconsin, thrift shopping, book recommendations, crocheting tutorials, and most of all her witty sense od humor.
With many memories of fun times, your pal Barb R.

Connie Schultz

Posted at 04:23pm
"Evelyn Boice" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Barb Richards

Posted at 01:28pm
My deepest condolences to Evelyn's family! To my pal Evelyn, I'll never forget the great times we've had! Both of us having daughters living in Wisconsin was a convenience for sure. Glad we got to share a couple car rides out there!
Now, everytime i go thrift shopping, I'll think of you. Rustic Market is my favorite, and I only heard of it through you!
We've also shared so many good books, Ive lost count long ago. We'd always let each other know when we found great books to read.
And I could never forget the bus trips to Chicago - especially the time we brought home stollen bread, so yummy!
You taught me to crochet dish rags, such a good and patient friend you were!
Sometimes we each needed a listening ear and an understanding chit-chat, for sure I will miss that about you!
Working with you for around 15 years will always bring back the jokes, laughs and doing crossword puzzles in our spare time! Where else could we have had such fun for so little money!
Ill never forget you my pal, and I'll always remember rule #1.
Missing you dearly! Your pal, Barb R.

Samantha Clevenger

Posted at 03:06pm
I will never forget your unconditional love. Nobody could love the way you did. Always ready to move on and forgive. You were always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. I’ve always admired your selfless spirit. You could be stubborn at times, but your heart was always full. You were the greatest role model anybody could ask for.

I will miss those times when you would “accidentally” call me. You’d always claim that you couldn’t be an artist, but your doodles were amazing. The crazy stories you’d create by just living life. We’d never run out of things to talk about. You lived an amazing life, full of great memories that should’ve filled novels.

You taught me so much. How to bake, how to sew, how to listen for the ice cream truck coming down the street, how to still have a good time even though you are completely lost. We had so many good times together and I can’t wait until we can have more.

We never got to have our roadside-baked goods market, finish our quilt, take one last trip to Paradise together, go see that Asylum. I lost my best friend, my ding dong grandma, my pinpal, my nosey neighbor. I can’t wait for the day you will come back to us in perfect health so we can finish what we started.

I miss you, I love you gramms. See you later alligator :)

Dennis Schultz

Posted at 04:33pm
I will forever miss you Evelyn. I will always treasure our times together and will so miss the many laughs we always had when we were together or talking on the phone. Thank you for all the things you taught me over the last 60 plus years. Though not as good as yours, I will always think of you when I make a quiche.
I will always be grateful for your help, love & support when Jamesine was sick and after she was gone. I don’t think I would have survived without you. Jamesine was so blessed to have you as a sister in-law.
It is heartbreaking that I can’t call you just to talk & share a few laughs. You are the best big sister anyone could ever ask for. With love. Your little brother, Den

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