Evelyn M. Crismon

October 1, 1927March 27, 2021

Evelyn Crismon, age 93, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 27, 2021. She was born in England on October 1, 1927 to George and Mabel Fowler. She was preceded in death by her husband, “Pork” Crismon and sister, Eunice. She is survived by her children Shelley (Dave) Holmgren, Georgina “Gigi” (Kevin) Meyer, and Ron (Sharon) Crismon; brother, Edward Fowler; sister, Stella Musspratt; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She met her husband, “Pork,” in England during WWll. They married on December 7, 1949. Together they opened “Porks” Grocery in Burnips in 1962. “Pork” passed away on May 28, 1975 and Evelyn continued to run the store until her retirement in 1987. Evelyn was also an avid knitter. She resided at Heritage Nursing Home in Zeeland since 2013. The staff was so very kind and thoughtful even in the midst of COVID. She was always grateful to see Heather and tell her stories of England and Burnips.

A private family service will be held at Burnips Cemetery at a later date. In memory of Evelyn, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burnips United Methodist Church, 4241 30th St. Dorr, MI 49323. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Stella Muspratt

April 22, 2021

It was with great sadness to hear of the passing of my dear sister Evelyn. One of my happiest memories of Evelyn,would be in later years,when I visited the family several times, and spent many holidays together,we had so much fun and laughter, My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time, She will be sadly missed but happily remembered. From Stella and family in England.

Edward Fowler

April 3, 2021

I have many happy and fond memories of our childhood, playing for hours in the fields in the countryside close to our home at Higher Way Farm near Dalwood, Devon, England.
On one occasion we took the pony cart which was loaded with laundry over Ridge Hill to Ham to the washer woman Mrs Evans, this was in the 1930's. Kit the pony decided to walk on with just Eve and the laundry on board. My friend Noel and I watched as the pony climbed the hill with Eve shouting 'Stop Kit! Stop!' Kit the pony took no notice as the command for stop in pony language was 'Whoa, Kit'. We ran to Eve's aid and managed to bring Kit to a halt, Noel and I laughed until our sides ached but Eve didn't see the funny side of it.
Eve had amazing talents, she could juggle balls, oranges and suchlike, she could run like the wind and do gymnastic cartwheels. Eve was a happy person and she was much loved by all the family. We always looked forward to Eve and family visiting from America, staying with our parents, George and Mabel. We have fond memories of times spent with them at the local beaches at Beer and Seaton. Eve enjoyed taking holiday snaps and would always send prints which are still cherished by me and my family.
In 1949 Eve and I took the train to Southampton Docks, where she embarked on the 'Queen Mary' to begin her new life with Ralph in America, I was sad to see her leave. It was a life changing adventure for Eve, but she prospered and built a good life with Ralph and her children.
Learning of Eve's passing has been most upsetting and my love, thoughts and condolences are sent to all of Eve's family at this saddest of times. Eve will be remembered in my heart and
in this corner of Devon.
From, a loving brother Edward and family.

Sue Machiela

March 31, 2021

Kevin, Gigi and family,
So saddened to read of the passing of dear Evelyn. She was one of my favorites when she would come to the office. Always had a smile. Her legacy of love and kindness will live on in you Gigi and everyone e who knew her. Prayers and thoughts in the days ahead.
Fondly , Sue Machiela

Tammy Douma

March 31, 2021

Dear Shelley and family,
I am so sad to hear of your Mother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Douma

Heather Sheldon

March 30, 2021

Evelyn brought so much joy and laughter to Heritage. She will be missed by all!
There are endless favorite memories but she always would get so excited about chocolate and would lick her lips and always would ask which one should I have?
Every time she would be knitting by the nurses station, before COVID when visitors could come in, they would always comment on how fast she could knit!
The memories will forever stay in our Hearts!