Evelyn Hershey Kichman, 89, formerly of Penbrook, peacefully entered into rest on Friday, July 17, 2015. Secured by her deep faith, she traveled a long and often difficult road with grace.
Evelyn was born on November 29, 1925 in Harrisburg to the late Harry L. and Mary Attick Hershey.
She worked and served for over 30 years as the church secretary for Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Penbrook. Evelyn was deeply committed to her church. Her faith formed the framework of her life. Through all of her struggles and trials Evelyn was sustained by her faith in her Lord, Jesus Christ. She was a lifetime member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Penbrook. She was dedicated to the support of her congregation and was very active in many church programs and organizations.
On January 11, 1947 Evelyn married the love of her life, Marlin S. Kichman. They spent 38 wonderful years together before his passing in 1985.
Evelyn was an avid reader. She enjoyed taking trips with Marlin and spending time in the mountains with him and their friends. She was dedicated to her grandchildren and tried never to miss an event in their lives. Her true gift was her self-giving nature. Evelyn’s concern for others was visible in her quiet acts of love and compassion.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter Sandra K. Davis and husband Newton H.; her sisters Virginia Black and husband Earl, and Mary Ellen Leitzell and husband Leonard; her grandchildren Lauren N. and Nathaniel O. Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Evelyn were held privately at the family’s convenience per Evelyn’s request.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Evelyn’s name to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Penbrook, 2730 Booser Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17103.
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