MHEDA Mourns the Loss of Former Team Member, Evelyn McWilliams

Evelyn McWilliams, 80, of Libertyville, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19th at her home in the care of her family.

Many of you knew Evelyn who was a loyal and dedicated team member at MHEDA for many years until her retirement in 2007. She was an enormous help to so many of us; she loved MHEDA, its members and her co-workers. This loss hit our MHEDA family hard. Please keep Evelyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Evelyn will be remembered as a kind-hearted, hard-working, straight-talking woman who enjoyed being outside on a beautiful day and loved celebrating the Fourth of July in Libertyville. She earned both her Bachelor’s Degree from Lake Forest College and Master’s Degree from Webster University while a married mother of three, working full-time. She looked forward to visiting new cities as much as a good stay-cation of going to movies, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Art Institute of Chicago, and her own backyard patio. She devoted her life to her family and taught her children that they were children of God who were bestowed with blessings and beloved by her. She taught her grandchildren the same, often over an extra serving of Culver’s ice cream. Evelyn understood that gratitude was the key to happiness. She will be dearly missed and very lovingly remembered.

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