Evelyn E. Gholson, 85, of Jackson, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at

Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in the presence of her loving and faithful family.

Evelyn was born December 20, 1931 in Oak Ridge, the daughter of Albert and Frieda Best Aufdenberg, Sr.  On April 27, 1958, she and Roy Gholson were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit.  Roy passed away July 7, 2009.

She was a faithful lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church until her death.  She was active in the Ladies Aid with Immanuel and also a member of the Roberts Homemaker Club.   She worked at the former International Shoe Company for 30 years and 11 years for Rubbermaid in Jackson.  Evelyn and Roy had worked on the family farm just north of Jackson for many years.   She had been in nursing home care for the past 11 years.

Loving survivors include four sons, Randy (Dorothy) Gholson, Gary (Barbara) Gholson,

Billy Gholson and Jeffery Gholson all of Jackson.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, Paul, Joshua, Tyler, Gregory, David and Sara Gholson; three great-grandchildren, Naomi Goeken, James and Kayden Gholson; four brothers, Marvin (Gladys) Aufdenberg of Cape Girardeau, Albert (Jackie) Aufdenberg, Jr., Leon (Donna) Aufdenberg and Robert (Shirley) Aufdenberg all of Jackson; a sister-in-law, Marian Aufdenberg of Cape Girardeau; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Gholson in 1962; two brothers, Harold and Earl Aufdenberg and two nephews, Larry Aufdenberg and James Mackey.

Friends may call Friday, April 28, 2017, from 4 – 8 pm at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.  Evelyn’s visitation will also be Saturday, April 29, 2017,

9:30 am until service time at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tilsit.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 am at the church with Pastor Mark Boettcher officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, or the church or charity of donor’s choice.

Sympathy messages may be sent to the family on-line at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.     

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