Evelyn Gowen Harmon

March 14, 1943May 24, 2021

Evelyn Gowen Harmon, 78, of Madison Heights, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021.

Born on March 14, 1943 in Appomattox, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Mary Gowen. Evelyn worked for H & R Block as a Senior Tax Analyst and enjoyed reading mysteries and thriller book. She also enjoyed sewing and collecting cardinals.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister, Judy Chumbley.

Evelyn is survived by her two daughters, Mary Sue Dayhoff and Jamie Nare; grandson, Zachary Nare; and brother, Sonny Gowen.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

There will be no formal service.


  • Homer Gowen, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Gowen, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Sue Dayhoff, Daughter
  • Jamie Nare, Daughter
  • Zachary Nare, Grandson
  • Sonny Gowen, Brother
  • Judy Chumbley, Sister (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Friday, May 28, 2021


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Robin Ramsey Moore

June 2, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. I have such fond memories working at H& R Block with Evelyn and my mom- Myra Ramsey. Evelyn was always such a fun person even during tough, stressful times.
Years ago, I returned to H&R Block specifically so Evelyn could do my Mom & Dad's taxes. Every year, seeing and visiting with Evelyn was always one of the bright moments!
She was very proud of her family and would light up as she spoke of them.
Sending my love and prayers to Evelyn's family!

Jean Thacker

May 30, 2021

So sorry to learn today of Evelyn's Passing. She was a kind and loving person. Loved her girls and grands.

Charlotte Cox

May 25, 2021

I grew up with Evelyn, Judy and Sonny. Their Dad was our television repairman
Judy and I were best friends through high school and sad that she passed not long ago. Evelyn was a sweet and kind lady and came to my mother's funeral several years ago. We were friends on FB and I always loved all her cardinal photos. May she RIP. Hugs to her children.

Dianne Mays

May 25, 2021

Sending prayers to Evelyn's family . I know she will be truly missed she was such a kind person . So sorry to hear of her passing .

Darlene Tyree-Allgood

May 25, 2021

Donnie and I are truly at a lost for words and so heartbroken about the loss of Evelyn. We have known Evelyn many, many years, she watched our kids grow up, always remembered to come by or call checking on Donnie and she loved Diezel!! H &R Block won't be the same without her. Thoughts and prayers for the family!