GIBSON CITY - Barbara Ann “Cookie” Evely, 67, of Gibson City, formerly of Harvey, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wis.
Her funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, with Father Thomas Theneth officiating. Her visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, with a rosary service at 6 p.m.
Mrs. Evely was born Aug. 30, 1948, in Harvey, a daughter of Frank and Mary Tarnowski Kowalczyk. She married Douglas Evely on March 1, 1969, in Harvey. He survives in Gibson City.
Also surviving are her children, Kimberly (Minh) Ly, Marion, Iowa, and Michael Evely, Piper City; seven grandchildren, Justin Ly, USN; Erica Ly; Raquel Jefferson; Alicia Jefferson; Douglas Evely; Taylor Evely; and Joseph Evely; and two brothers, David (Jackie) Kowalczyk, Indiana, and Gilbert (Doreen) Kowalczyk, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Barbara was a gourmet cook and a master seamstress.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.