Rushville Republican

January 3, 2013

Evelyn Ann (Whistler) McIntosh


Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Evelyn Ann (Whistler) McIntosh of rural Williamsport died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Morristown Manor following a brief illness.

She was born Oct. 19, 1936 near Tab in Warren County to Wilmer Lloyd and Evylin Marie (Pugh) Whistler.

She attended school in Tab and graduated from Ambia High School in 1954. On Nov. 19, 1956 in Ambia she married James M. McIntosh, who survives. They lived and farmed in Liberty Township in Warren County for 56 years.

Ann worked as a bookkeeper at Eagle Lumber Company in Lafayette until devoting her life to raising her three children. She later worked as a teacher’s aide at Warren Central Elementary School for 13 years until devoting her time to caring for her grandchildren. Most recently she worked in the Warren County Clerk’s Office for 12 years, retiring in 2007.

She was a member of Judyville United Methodist Church where she served as pianist and music director for 50 years. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #3318 in Attica. She enjoyed working ceramics and made many Christmas figurines over the years, including five complete nativity sets. Ann was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for her family.

She is survived by her mother, husband and three children, Steve (Brenda) McIntosh of Williamsport, Sandy (Mark) Pickering of Knightstown and Marjorie “Mert” McIntosh of Princeton, Ill.; two brothers, Larry Whistler of Plattsmoth, Neb. and Lewis Whistler of Pine Village; six grandchildren, Clay McIntosh, Kate (Seth) Hardin, Rachel (Greg) Amos, Ross Pickering, Max Boes and Emily Boes; and one step great-grandson, Keiten Hardin.

She was preceded in death by her father; granddaughter, Valerie McIntosh; and son-in-law, Brad Boes.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at Grady Funeral Home in Williamsport. Services will be there in the chapel at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 with Revs. Charles B. Anderson and Hugh and Erma Rohrer officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judyville United Methodist Church Christmas Toy Fund or the Warren County Community Foundation to be passed thru to the Helping Hands Fund.

Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.