Evelyn Grace Reigert passed away, October 19, 2019, at her home in Kosse, Texas at the age of 94. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia. A graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Bogata Cemetery in Bogata, TX..
Evelyn was born August 1, 1925 in Bayonne, New Jersey to Charles and Grace Jelm Spitznas. After graduating high school, she went to work for the civil service at Fort Monmouth with a high security clearance. After marrying Jake Reigert on January 12, 1952 in Red Bank, New Jersey, she became an Army wife.She and Jake were blessed with three children, Kenneth, Robert and Carolyn. Evelyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was happiest when surrounded by her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren, they were her pride and joy.
Evelyn was very strong, resilient, a hard worker and a natural nurturer. Although Jake was stationed away from his family on numerous occasions while serving in the United States Army leaving two roles to be filled, she had no problem taking care of things on the home front. Evelyn not only took complete care of her disabled son as long as he lived, but willingly took care of other family members as needed. She also retired from Clarksville ISD in Clarksville, TX after 20 years of service as a secretary.
Evelyn loved to cook and was a wonderful cook. She enjoyed reading her Bible, knitting, crocheting and doing word search puzzles and pottery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Grace Spitznas; her husband of 55 years, Jake Reigert; and siblings, Charles, Marie, Harold and Edward Spitznas.
Evelyn is survived by her loving children, Kenneth W. Reigert and wife, Flora Flippin Reigert and Carolyn Reigert Rhodes and husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Kenneth Jake Reigert, David Wayne Reigert, Brandee Elizabeth Casey and James Paul Rhodes; and numerous great grandchildren.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 2:00pm
Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667