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Evelyn Dye

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Evelyn Dye, 95, of Linton, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2004, in Carmel.

Born Feb. 1, 1909 in Stockton Township, she was the daughter of Archie S. and Blanche (Smith) McKissick.

She was the former Linton Clerk/Treasurer and a lifelong resident of Linton before moving to Carmel to live with her family. She was a longtime member of the Linton First Christian Church, the Mother's Club in the 1940s, which supported high school activities, the Ladies Elks Organization, Women of the Moose, she was also active in the Republican Party much of her adult life. From December 1950 to January 1961, she served as manager of the Linton Auto License Branch, and was the assistant office manager at the old Freeman-Greene County Hospital. She served as the Linton Clerk/Treasurer from 1968-75. She appeared in local minstrel shows, singing in the style of Sophie Tucker in the 1950s and '60s. She also sang periodically with a dance band in Linton called the Syncopators, along with her husband.

Survivors include two grandsons, Dennis Dye and Dane Dye of Indianapolis; one granddaughter, Diane Dye of Sacramento, Calif.; eight great grandchildren, David, Dustin, and Kellee Dye, Jamie Brashear, Kristopher Dye, Justin Stefanski and Joel Stefanski, all of Indianapolis, Christina Dye of Pennsacola, Fla., two nephews, Roger McKissick and Gary McKissick of Akron, Oh. She is also survived by her care giver and daughter-in-law, Bebe Richards Dye of Carmel.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Dye who passed away in 1986; one son, Max Dye; two brothers, Everett McKissick and Glen McKissick.

Funeral service will be at Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home in Linton on Wednesday at 1 p.m., with visitation from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. followed by the funeral. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.