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Mary Evelyn Anderson, 84, of Ottumwa, Iowa passed away on February 14, 2018 surrounded by family at the Good Samaritan Society Ottumwa. She was born May 26, 1933 in Davis County, Iowa to Clarence and Beatrice Stufflebeem Sleeth. She graduated from Davis County High School.

Evelyn was a pastor of her own church for many years and then attended the Independent Pentecostal Church on Finley Avenue in Ottumwa.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Vande Kieft; two sons, Daniel Pilcher and wife Janet, Richard Pilcher and wife Christine; adopted daughter, Kimberly Anderson; two sisters, Kay Livingston, Karren Livingston and husband Ralph; brother, Galen Sleeth and wife Janice; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren with one on the way in April; her dog, Buddy; many nieces and nephews; a great uncle; and a great aunt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Keith Pilcher; and a brother-in-law, Wilbur Livingston.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Shaul Cemetery in Ottumwa. No visitation is planned. Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is assisting the family and online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 16, 2018
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