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Evelyn Harkin

Evelyn Harkin

Monday, March 29th, 1926 - Saturday, December 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Evelyn Jackson Harkin passed away on December 19, 2020 and went home to her Lord and Savior. Graveside will be at Waco Memorial Park, followed by a reception nearby for friends and family to celebrate Evelyn’s life. Visitation will be at 1 p.m prior to the funeral service.

The service will be livestreamed on the OakCrest Funeral Home Facebook page. Social distancing, temperature checks, and facial covering will be required.

Evelyn was born March 29, 1926 in Gatesville, Texas to John Guy Jackson and Amelia Nadine Coskrey Jackson. She grew up and attended schools in Mosheim, Heidenheimer, Moffat and Temple.

In 1948, Evelyn moved to Waco where she worked for A&P Grocery. In 1950, she married Michael Denis Harkin, Jr. They made their home in Waco where they raised their four children. They were members of Beverly Hills Baptist Church where Evelyn taught 2nd grade Sunday School in her earlier years.

Sewing was her hobby and passion over the years. In later years, some of her greatest enjoyment was visiting old homeplace communities and keeping in touch with family and friends. She received great joy in opening her home to host church showers/parties and various gatherings of family and friends. In her later years, she thoroughly enjoyed watching her great-grandchildren grow up. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband in 1991; her parents; brothers Billie Guy Jackson and W.T. (PeeWee) Jackson; sister Ruth Hyden, and brother-in-laws Gene Looney and Alfred (Hoss) Hyden.

She is survived by brother Wade Jackson (Loreth), sisters Jewel Looney and Amelia (Palsy) Prescott (Walter); sister-in-laws Irene Jackson and Dovie Fowler; daughter Gale Comer (Travis), sons Michael Harkin (Trenace), Ken Harkin (Annette) and Eddie Harkin (Loretta); grandchildren Monet Harkin Van Gundy (J.D.), Chad Harkin (Nicole), Patrick Harkin (Adrienne), Denis Comer, Athena Harkin Moore (Greg) and Amelia Comer; great-grandchildren Aurora and Jackson Van Gundy, Paxton Harkin, Bella Titus, Alice Harkin, Noah and Anistyn Moore; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved very much.

The funeral service will be held at Oakcrest Funeral Home (Waco) on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 2 pm with Rev. Mark Westerfield officiating. Visitation will be at 1 pm prior to the funeral service. Graveside will be at Waco Memorial Park, followed by a reception nearby for friends and family to celebrate Evelyn’s life.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The service will be livestreamed on the OakCrest Funeral Home Facebook page.
    Social distancing, temperature checks, and facial covering will be required.
  • Service

    Monday, December 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 28th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The service will be livestreamed on the OakCrest Funeral Home Facebook page.
    Social distancing, temperature checks, and facial covering will be required.
  • Interment

    Location
    Waco Memorial Park - Robinson, Texas
    Address
    6623 Interstate 35 S
    WACO, TX 76706
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Ruth Coskrey

Posted at 01:56pm
I am very sorry I didn’t know about Evelyn’s passing. I was married to her cousin, Bill Coskrey. I used to talk to her often on the phone and wondered why I hadn’t heard from her. Bill passed away in 2004. Not sure when, or who will get this message, but please give her family members my love. Evelyn was a sweet,fun, person . With love, Ruthie, Odessa, Tex.
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Judy Kent Jones

Posted at 04:43pm
Eddie and family,

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. May you find comfort in family, friends and God during the difficult days ahead.
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Sally Gifford

Posted at 04:23pm
We were unable to attend the funeral, however, we are so thankful we could watch it on the computer. Evelyn was one of Dad's favorite cousins and we were always excited to see her name on the caller id because we knew we were in for a laugh. Evelyn was simply one of the sweetest people ever. She knew a lot about the Davis side of the family and Dad so enjoyed all the stories she shared with him. We were blessed to get a call from her just prior to her passing. The Jackson family has always been the definition of fun and Evelyn was probably the head cheerleader. We will miss her so much, but know she's walking with Jesus in Heaven. We send our heartfelt condolences to all of her family and friends. This painting is how I picture that first meeting in Heaven. I hope you are also comforted by it.
Sincerely,
Knox W. Davis &
Sally Jo (Joei) Gifford
 
SG

Sally Gifford Posted at 04:26pm

The painting did not post. If you wish to see it, the name is "First Day In Heaven". Sally Gifford
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Posted at 01:27pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all! Your Heart & Souls Class, First Baptist Round Rock
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Mary Jane Dennis

Posted at 09:21am
Ken and family. So sorry for the passing of Evelyn, she was a sweet person and I will always remember the times she sent me lunch when we worked at Central together. My prayers are with you and your family. May she rest in peace.
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