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Evelyn Maye Kachelein

August 31, 1930 — April 12, 2024

Evelyn Maye Kachelein, 93, of Lapel, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024, at Sugar Fork Crossing in Anderson following an extended dementia journey with Alzheimer's Disease.

Evelyn was born August 31, 1930, in Jeffersonville, Indiana to Charles Nelson and Lorene (Bolly) Bohannan. She was a graduate of Anderson High School and Anderson College, and received a Master of Education Degree from Ball State University. Evelyn retired from the Anderson Community School Corporation with 20 years of service. She taught at Park Place and Forest Hills Elementary Schools where she began chapters of Little Hoosiers, teaching fourth grade students about Indiana history.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her devoted husband of 66 years, George Adam Kachelein Jr., two daughters, Christine Oaks and Corene Foust, two sons-in-law, Brian Selzer and Kurt Foust, and a sister and brother-in-law, Morona and Robert Watkins.

Evelyn is survived by a sister Barbara (David) Mitchel, two daughters, Cynthia Selzer and Catherine (Ronald) Metcalfe, ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was a member of the Anderson Firefighters Women’s Auxiliary, past president of the Lapel Rural Garden Club, and a member of the Lapel Lady Lions Club. She enjoyed gardening, cross stitch, sewing, painting ceramics, and travel. Evelyn and George loved camping and were able to visit 49 states, as well as Mexico and Canada.

As a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lapel, Evelyn was able to combine her love for the Lord with her love of teaching and learning. She was Director of Christian Education, and a Bible Study Fellowship leader. She participated, served and held multiple team positions for the Walk to Emmaus, facilitated home Bible study groups, and went on a mission trip to Jamaica. Evelyn and George continued mission work when they wintered in Texas. They became involved in His Hands and Meadowlark Ministries where Evelyn was able to teach children's Bible school and instruct local women to sew using donated machines.

Even though her mind and memories were taken from her in this world, nothing could take her spirit from the Lord. Evelyn remained a true believer and a faithful prayer warrior, blessing all those around her.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at Bozell Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel, Indiana 46051. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 217 East 7th Street, Lapel, Indiana 46051 with Rev. Lucinda Osgood officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 217 East 7th Street, Lapel, Indiana 46051 or the Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

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Visitation

Friday, April 19, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bozell Funeral Homes

North Main Street, IN

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Trinity United Methodist Church

217 East 7th Street, Lapel, IN 46051

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