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Evelyn R. Giffel

September 16, 1922 November 20, 2018
Evelyn R. Giffel
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Evelyn R. “Effie” Giffel, of Terre Haute, passed away at the age of 96 on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was born in Terre Haute on September 16, 1922 to Vallee Kautz and Helen Blair Kautz.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Don Nattkemper of Terre Haute. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William J. Giffel in 1988.

Effie graduated from Wiley High School in 1940 and attended Indiana State University where she balanced her education with working for the war effort as did so many young women of the day. A highlight of her life was when she married her husband, Bill, when he returned from World War II on January 17, 1946. She was a supportive and devoted wife as her husband finished his education with advanced degree work at several colleges and universities across the country, as he pursued a teaching career. Effie was particularly proud that her daughter, Gail, chose to enter the teaching profession as well.

In the 1960’s she joined a group of women who made puppets and traveled to all the local schools where they put on the play “Punch and Judy”. Late in the 1960’s she went to work part-time at McMillan's Sporting Goods Store to help with Gail's educational expenses.

Effie and Bill loved to travel and made several trips to Europe and England and also to visit their good friends in Kentucky. After Bill died she continued to make trips with friends. She loved to drive so she was always willing to take her friends places. Effie was a great cook and hosted many dinner parties. She and Bill were part of a group of six couples who frequently got together on Saturday nights in each other's home or at the Sycamore Club.

Effie took great pleasure in keeping up with the activities and exploits of family, and extended family to whom she was affectionately known as "Grandma Effie" and "Aunt Effie" and loved to rejoice in their accomplishments. She was a member and past president of the Woman’s Department Club and Chapter K of P.E.O Sorority. She was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Swope Alliance, Elks Ladies’ 9-Hole Golf League, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Callahan &Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Drew Downs will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests, that if friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 North 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807, VNA/Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804 or to a charity of their choice. Memorial tributes and funeral information may also be found at www.callahanandhughes.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

24

Nov

9:00 AM 11/24/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home

605 South 25th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home
605 South 25th Street Terre Haute 47803 IN
United States

Funeral Services

Saturday

24

Nov

11:00 AM 11/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home

605 South 25th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home
605 South 25th Street Terre Haute 47803 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Roselawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

7500 N. Clinton Street
Terre Haute, IN 47805

7500 N. Clinton Street Terre Haute 47805 IN
United States

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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

215 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

VNA/Hospice of the Wabash Valley

400 8th Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47804
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