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Alice "Evonne" (Ferguson) Babbitt

August 9, 1931 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 86)

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December 8, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

Funeral Service
December 9, 2017

10:00 AM
Norwalk Christian Church
701 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

A visitation for Evonne Babbitt will be held December 8th from 5 PM to 7 PM at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk, Iowa. A service will be held December 9th at 10 AM at the Norwalk Christian Church in Norwalk, Iowa. Burial will follow on Saturday at the Columbus City Cemetery in Columbus City, Iowa. To order flowers or share a condolence click the link below or call 515-981-0700.

Alice “Evonne” Babbitt was born August 9, 1931 to Benjamin and Grace (Murgatroyd) Ferguson in Lincoln, Nebraska. She grew up with her older sister Mary Lou Wegener on the family acreage. Growing up she loved music. She loved to sing and was involved in school plays and choral groups. Most famously she starred in “Annie, Get Your Gun” during her second year of high school.

After high school Evonne attended secretarial school. During this time she worked at an ice cream store. She always said she could eat more ice cream than anyone; she could sit and eat a quart by herself. It was not until after the Korean War, that she married Frank Emmet Babbitt. To this union four children were born: Jeri, Mark, Lori, and Patti. They traveled around the country as a military family, until they finally settled in Columbus Junction, Iowa.

Evonne was involved in the community in Columbus Junction as her children grew up. She was a Cub Scout leader and part of the various women’s groups around town. Once the children grew up and she went back to work. She worked as a secretary, a plastics engineer, and slew of other jobs.

Evonne was a smart person, and she always entertained her mind with puzzles, crosswords, and games. She enjoyed coming together for games. It gave her time be with her family and friends and she cherished these moments.

Evonne and Frank moved to Norwalk in 1974. She worked for the Small Business Administration before retiring in 1993. After retirement she helped take care of her granddaughter, Sara. She later joined the Norwalk Christian Church in 2004 and was active in her membership.

Alice Evonne Babbitt, age 86, of Norwalk, entered into rest on December 6, 2017.

Evonne is preceded in death by her husband Frank and her daughter Lori.Evonne is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Wegener; her children:  Jeri (John) Loven, Mark (Ruth) Babbitt, Patti (Harold) Rouse; her grandchildren; Eric, Mark, and Scott Loven, and Sara Nowak; step grandchildren Aaron and Chad Rouse, Chris Larson, and Wendy Frost; and four great grandchildren.

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