Rose Hill Funeral Home & Burial Park

3653 W Market St, Akron, OH



March 8, 1925July 20, 2020

Evelyn (Proefrock) Herrick went to be with her Lord on July 20, 2020. Evelyn was born March 1925 in Altamont, Illinois to Albert and Martha (Brauer) Proefrock.

Evelyn eloped with Richard Herrick in 1944. They moved to an off base apartment above a bar. Despite living most of her life in Ohio and Florida, Aunt Evie remained a farm girl at heart. Being raised during the depression, her father had to sell a calf to pay for her appendectomy. Evie's and Dick's love of camping and quilts kept them busy for 69 years. They helped Ascension Lutheran Friends make hundreds of quilts for the Lutheran World Relief.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Richard Herrick and son Larry. She is survived by her daughter Bobbie Fitt, grandchildren Traci and Robert, and many nieces and nephews.

Private family services in Florida where burial will be along side her husband at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rosehillbp.com


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Priscilla Pyles

July 29, 2020

Evelyn was a wonderful person and a second “Mom” to me. She was always willing to listen, to help in any way she could. She and I made quilts together, or should I say, she made the quilt while I talked! I will miss her. Even though we were not able to visit much in the last few years, knowing she was there if I needed her was comforting. It takes a little darkness for us to see the stars, and a whole lifetime to reach them! Take heart and when empty fill it with memories of Evelyn and Dick!

Love from Ed and Priscilla

Rev. James Young

July 25, 2020

I will miss "Mom." At the end of service she would call me "son" and I would call her "Mom." She was in the quilting group with my wife, Patti and was always a source of joy and inspiration to her. I was with her during Dick's last days and pray that they have as blessed a time in heaven as they did in this earth. Patti and I send our most sincere condolences. Pastor Jim and Patti Young


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