Evelyn V. Lathrop

December 27, 1932March 2, 2019

Evelyn Vokes Lathrop, age 86, died from cancer at UPMC Pinnacle Osteopathic Hospital on March 2, 2019.

Daughter of Harry and Veronica (Waylonis) Vokes, Evelyn was born on December 27, 1932 in Clearfield, PA. She graduated from John Harris High School and married the love of her life, John C. Lathrop in 1952. After living in Puerto Rico for a short time, they moved to Dauphin County where they enjoyed over 50+ years of marriage.

She is survived by her brothers John and Thomas Vokes; children David Lathrop, Mark Lathrop and Suzanne Schechtman; Grandchildren Jeremy Lathrop, Jason Lathrop, Stacey Lathrop Lewis, Milana Schechtman and Chase Schechtman; Great grandchildren Tiara Lathrop, Haley Lathrop, Zachary Lathrop, Payton Beers, Hazel Beers, Kenna Lewis, Kaylee Lewis and Naomi Lathrop; Great great granddaughter Layla Lathrop.

Evelyn was an active and dedicated member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish. Despite her numerous medical challenges and setbacks, Evelyn was always on the move. She loved to go the mall every morning to walk and visit with friends, then onto Gold’s Gym to senior sneakers class or her personal favorite, yoga class. She was always there for her family and friends, whether it was a ride somewhere, lending a hand or money, or just someone to talk to. If she wasn’t participating in an activity, she was shopping, having lunch with a friend or enjoying a visit from one of her three children. Evelyn was the epitome of unconditional love and generosity and beloved by all that knew her.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111 at 11:30 a.m. with a visitation from 10:30am until the time of services. Burial at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Indiantown Gap Road, Annville, PA 17003 will be held following to the mass at the church. Evelyn will be cremated and laid to rest with her husband John C. Lathrop.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Breast Cancer Research at

For this is a journey that we all must take And each must go alone. It’s all a part of the Master’s plan, A step on the road to home. Miss me — but let me go.


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 8, 2019

Evelyn V. Lathrop

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Anne Krobock

March 10, 2019

Dear Lathrop Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Evie’s passing. I got to know her at our daily morning coffee breaks at the mall. She was the sweetest person around and I was always glad to see her every morning. She had such style too!!! May memories of her comfort you in the days to come.
Anne Krobock

Gretchen Hartman-George

March 8, 2019

To the Lathrop family: So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Ann Malinak (Faber)

March 8, 2019

I’m sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I remember her as a kind and lovely lady. I always liked the fact that she’d leave perhaps a dinner casserole on the counter to cool, knowing that if we came in later we could help ourselves to it. She was very sweet and caring.