Eva Mary Sullivan passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, In. She was surrounded by her loving daughters and granddaughters. Eva was born to Louis and Gertrude Hurn in Norfolk England and arrived in the United States in May of 1955. One of her proudest moments came in 1976 when she became a citizen of the United States.
Eva was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Folck, her parents, and a sister, Vera Minns. She is survived by her daughters, Joanne (spouse Garry) Manno of Valparaiso, Debra (spouse Mike) Gilliam of Warsaw, Billie (spouse Steve) Dyal of Naples, Fl, and Cindy (spouse Ken) Hamman of Warsaw; one nephew Robert (spouse Susan) Minns of England; 13 beloved grandchildren including Ryan (fiancé Jillian Escoto) Manno Santa Clarita, Ca, Kevin (fiancé Ali Fedotowsky) Manno Sherman Oak, CA, Carlye Gilliam Warsaw, IN, Lindsay (spouse Jake) Yoder Nappanee, IN, Leslie (spouse Justin) Lentz Cochrane, AB Canada, Lori (fiancé Brice Poling) Folck Winona Lake, IN, Brooke (fiancé Ryan Applegate) Freshour, Sarasota, FL, Michael (spouse Mandy) Dyal Columbus, OH, Joshua Dyal Toledo, OH, Sarah (spouse Ron) Vicars, Liberty Center, OH, Emily (spouse Nathan) Behny Warsaw, IN, Tyler Hamman San Francisco, CA and Justin Hamman Lafayette, IN. Furthermore, she was blessed with 29 cherished great-grandchildren and one more on the way.
Eva was a faithful employee of GTI in Leesburg as well as Kimble Glass in Warsaw where she retired after 17 years. She went on to work at Gilliam Lanes for 10 years as well as at CVS pharmacy in Warsaw and she attended Warsaw Community Church. Eva was known for her bubbly, sparkling personality and she enjoyed working with people. She loved flowers, making puzzles, reading, spending time with family and friends, and taking long walks on the many trails around Warsaw. Eva was a vibrant person with a quick wit and an even quicker smile. She loved life and lived it to the fullest and she will be greatly missed by so many.
Friends are invited to visit from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. On Saturday, April 16th at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, IN. A celebration of her life service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Wilson officiating. Donations may be made to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. http://www.bafound.org/