Norton – Evelyn Marie Paden, 80, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, NE.
Evelyn was born July 29, 1942, in Densmore, NE, the daughter of Albert August and Iva Ione (Henry) Fredde.
Throughout Evelyn’s life she enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, especially tulips and going to thrift stores. She loved her cats and drinking black coffee for every meal. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, she would go all out decorating her house for her family each year. She loved all her family and would try to be a part of school events or anything the kids were involved in when she could. She was a great cook and worked doing so for most her life in the Norton area.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Patricia Garrison and Amanda Willmes, and a sister Ruth.
Evelyn is survived by a son, Shane (Carrie) McGinley of Topeka; six daughters, Lesa Field of Wichita, Tonya (Jeff) Monroe of Denver, CO, Jane (Bill) Vineyard of Wichita, Robin Akins of Norton, Mary Benoit of Damar, Holly (Butch) Horn of Havensville; two brothers, Irwin and Art Fredde, a sister, Janet Rojas, granddaughter, Eden (Andrew) Davis of Norton; grandsons, Zachery Combs of Norton, Jesse (Kayla Beth) Courtain of Richlands, NC; 27 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
A celebration of Evelyn's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 22, 2023, at the Bullseye Event Center, 118 S. Kansas Ave., Norton, KS. There will not be a public visitation as cremation was chosen. Burial will take place in the Norton Cemetery, Norton, KS, at a later date.