Obituary: Evalyn Shaw Eastwood

November 6, 1923 – January 5, 2021

Evalyn Shaw Eastwood, 97, of Bedford passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born on November 6, 1923, to William Van Hook and Arta (Berry) Shaw in Ocean City, New Jersey. Her family moved to Millville, New Jersey when she was 7. She met her husband, Arthur R. Eastwood, who preceded her in death, while he was stationed at the Army Air Force Base in Millville
during World War II, they married on December 3, 1943. They have three children, Arthur R. (Judy) Eastwood, Jr. of Winter Springs, Florida, Linda Eastwood (Bill) Schoonmaker of Bedford, Indiana and Wendy Eastwood (Linc) Armington of Millville, New Jersey, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, her brother, William Shaw preceded her in death.

Evalyn and Art lived in Millville until 1956 when Art transferred to North Olmstead, Ohio. They lived in Ohio for a little over five years and returned to Millville, where they lived until moving to Bedford in their later years.
Evalyn was active in her church while her children were in school, teaching 3 rd grade Sunday School for many years. When in Ohio she was secretary/treasurer of the PTA. She worked many years as a bookkeeper/office manager at L.G. Nester’s in Millville and retired from there.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed painting ceramics and working crossword puzzles. She and her husband joined the First United Methodist Church in Bedford where she was a member and participated in Sunday School and the United Methodist Women, she also enjoyed taking trips with the Happy Travelers.

Evalyn was a good wife and mother. She stayed at home with her children until her youngest was in 4th grade and then went back to work. She was a very dependable and hard worker. She remained active until she moved in with her daughter Linda and then to Stonebridge in 2019. She had a good, long life and had a family who loved her very much and who thanks God that she passed away peacefully.

We would like to thank Stonebridge for her excellent care, she loved her room, and doing her exercises, and playing Bingo

Private services will be held at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Thursday January 7, 2021, and her entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens; a memorial service may be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to the service to others fund at the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 84, Bedford, Indiana 47421 or the Millville Air Force Museum in Millville, New Jersey

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