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Emily Louise Evans Egbert, Adair County, KY (1926-2012)

She touched the lives of everyone with whom she came in contact. She was an Angel. She was a retired nursing professor, teaching at University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. She served in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Along with her husband, she served mission fields in Africa, Haiti and Breathitt County, KY, and pastored churches in Scott County and Paint Lick, KY
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Emily Louise Evans Egbert, 86 ,of Columbia, KY, formerly of Georgetown and Versailles, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:05 A.M. at the Westlake Regional Hospital after a short illness from natural causes.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Neil Janes officiating. The family will receive friends at the Church after 12pm noon CT/1pmET, on Saturday, December 22, 2012.


Emily Louise Evans Egbert, Adair County, KY (1926-2012)

She was born in Philadelphia, PA, on August 21, 1926. She died Friday, December 14, 2012, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 86 years, 3 months, and 24 days.

She was a retired nursing professor, teaching at University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. She served in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Along with her husband, she served mission fields in Africa, Haiti and Breathitt County, KY, and pastored churches in Scott County and Paint Lick, KY.

She married Charles Egbert on August 29, 1947. He preceded her in death. In addition to her parents & husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Evans, Jr.

Survivors include the following:
  • Four children: Emily Carroll of Georgetown, KY; Edie Egbert of Columbia, KY; Teddy Egbert (Norma) of Paris, KY; Beth Sams (Timmy) of Georgetown, KY

  • Two sisters: Eleanor Karvois of Columbia, SC; Jean Gardella of Howell, NJ

  • Nine grandchildren

  • Twelve great grandchildren

  • And two great great grandchildren,

  • A host of nieces, nephews, extended family and a legion of friends
She touched the lives of everyone with whom she came in contact with. She was an Angel.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to KY United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383. Envelopes will be available at the church.


Send a condolence to the family of Emily Louise Evans Egbert

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of the arrangements.


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