OBITUARY

Edna Ellen Lynch

October 21, 1928May 8, 2018
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Edna Ellen Lynch, 89, of Evansville, entered into the presence of her Savior on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at North River Health Campus. She was born in Boonville to the late Edson and Iona (Jarrett) Lynch. She graduated from the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1950. She worked at Deaconess Hospital in the ER after graduation and then became the night shift supervisor. She found that she enjoyed working with the students and became an instructor at Deaconess School of Nursing. She later became the director of the school, then advancing to the vice president of nursing at the hospital. She taught nursing at IUPUI for 10 years, retiring in 1993. Edna was a member of Olivet Community Church, where she served as an elder and beloved teacher for 25 years. She loved Jesus and she loved her family and positively influenced countess others through her life and career. Edna was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Gentry, Mary Jane Williams and Margaret Batson. She is survived by caregivers and nieces, Kay Collins of Boonville, Janet Thomas (Greg) of Evansville and Mary Medcalf (Rich) of Boonville; 16 other nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be 11:00AM, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Olivet Community Church, 5600 Oak Hill Road, officiated by Pastor Dave Mills with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. There will be a graveside service at 2:30PM. Friends may visit 4:00 to 8:00PM, Friday, May 11, 2018 and Saturday from 9:00AM to service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Olivet Community Church or Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by caregivers and nieces, Kay Collins of Boonville, Janet Thomas (Greg) of Evansville and Mary Medcalf (Rich) of Boonville; 16 other nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Marsha Ziliak

May 10, 2018

I remember Miss Lynch from The Deaconess School of Nursing class of 1972. I always thought she was the epitome of what a good nurse was.
She was thoughtful, helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate.
I will always remember Miss Lynch. I cannot all her anything else but Miss Lynch.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
RIP Miss Lynch.

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Biography

Edna Ellen Lynch, 89, of Evansville, entered into the presence of her Savior on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at North River Health Campus. She was born in Boonville to the late Edson and Iona (Jarrett) Lynch.
She graduated from the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1950. She worked at Deaconess Hospital in the ER after graduation and then became the night shift supervisor. She found that she enjoyed working with the students and became an instructor at Deaconess School of Nursing. She later became the director of the school, then advancing to the vice president of nursing at the hospital. She taught nursing at IUPUI for 10 years, retiring in 1993. Edna was a member of Olivet Community Church, where she served as an elder and beloved teacher for 25 years. She loved Jesus and she loved her family and positively influenced countess others through her life and career.
Edna was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Gentry, Mary Jane Williams and Margaret Batson.
She is survived by caregivers and nieces, Kay Collins of Boonville, Janet Thomas (Greg) of Evansville and Mary Medcalf (Rich) of Boonville; 16 other nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be 11:00AM, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Olivet Community Church, 5600 Oak Hill Road, officiated by Pastor Dave Mills with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. There will be a graveside service at 2:30PM. Friends may visit 4:00 to 8:00PM, Friday, May 11, 2018 and Saturday from 9:00AM to service time at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Olivet Community Church or Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship.