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Evelyn  L. Wilcox
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Springfield Rescue Mission
    PO Box 9045
    Springfield , MA 01102-9045

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“Sending our sympathy & prayers. Our hearts go out to you at this time. Aunt Evelyn was a wonderful lady and will be missed! ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Harmonie - Lake Wylie, SC

“Dear Family, Seems that my thoughts are very often turning to all of you these days as different little things remind me of your mother. I know that...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jo Hay - FL - Friend

“Our condolences at this time of great loss. We first met Evelyn at Mooers campmeeting. We appreciated her and her work. She was known to us at West...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Royal & Patty Mattoon - MD

“She mas a wonderful woman. I will always remember church with her and her husband! They picked us up and drove us to and from church! I loved her...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jeannie Balogh - Cobleskill, NY

“our thoughts and prayers go out to the wilcox family. evelyn was a very kind caring lady she will be missed. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Betty Van Natten and Herb Van Natten Jr - NY

“Calvin and Becky I'm so sorry for your lost your mom was a lovely lady and a Godly one to i spent a weekend with her at camp Great memory and i...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Molly andKids - Cobleskill, NY

“So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Fran Sossei - warnerville, NY


Cobleskill - Evelyn L. Wilcox, 85, of Cobleskill, passed away November 26, 2013 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida after a short illness at her winter residence in Brooksville Wesleyan Village, Brooksville, Florida.

Mrs. Wilcox was born January 19, 1928 in Roseboom, a daughter of James and Elsie (Burger) Willoughby.

She graduated from Sharon Springs Central School, and Allentown Bible College, where she received a BA in Theology. After graduating she pastored at the Cherry Valley Pilgrim Holiness Church.

She was married to Donald E. Wilcox on April 24, 1954 until his death on January 25, 1983. After her marriage she worked on the family farm, was a foster parent and did postal delivery. She was a long time member of the Cobleskill Wesleyan Church holding several positions of leadership in the church. While in Florida one of her greatest joys was to teach Kids Club at the Brooksville Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include her sons Calvin (Rebecca) Wilcox and Dale (Dottie) Wilcox both of Cobleskill; her daughter Kathleen (Craig) Patterson of Sunbury, PA; nine grandchildren Melinda (Tim) Kong, Andrea Wilcox, Teddi Wilcox, Danielle Wilcox, Kiel Wilcox and Abbey Wilcox, Holly, Josh and Samuel Patterson; four great-grandchildren Elianah and Elisabeth Kong, Daniel Bradt and Jorja Lawton.

She is also survived by her sister Betty Jane Mead of Chestertown. She was predeceased by her siblings, DeForest, Floyd, Gladys, Kenneth, Carl, Phillip, Herbert, Charles Willoughby, and Ethel Hummel.

The family will host a Celebration of Life for relatives and friends on Saturday, December 14th at 3 pm at the former Wesleyan Church on 36 Legion Drive, Cobleskill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Rescue Mission, PO Box 9045, Springfield , MA 01102-9045.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill and Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh