Eva McCormick, 91

Eva M. McCormick, 91, a resident of Churubusco and formerly of rural Avilla, died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, in the emergency room at Parkview Whitley Hospital.She was born May 1, 1921, a daughter of James Emitt and Mabel (Sloan) Smith.On Nov. 27, 1939, she was married to Clarence G. McCormick, Sr.Mr. McCormick preceded her in death on April 8, 1997.The surviving relatives include two sons, Clarence (Charlotte) McCormick, Jr. of Avilla and Jerry (Janette) McCormick of Churubusco; seven daughters, Eva Jean (Emery) Burgess of Columbia City, Gloria Foust of Roanoke, Carol Sue (Jerry) Gibson of Columbia City, Judy Stopher and Linda McCormick, both of Fort Wayne, Pansy (Stanley) McCoy of Churubusco, and Alice Fae (Tom) Jennings of Mount Pleasant, Tenn.; and a brother, Estel Smith of Oak Hill, W. Va. There are 21 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy B. McCormick on May 24, 1993, by seven brothers; and a grandson.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Paul D. White, pastor of Churubusco Church of the Nazarene, officiating.The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., or one hour prior to the service Friday afternoon.Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Jodie Coil for Ashlynn Coil (Retts Syndrome). To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. McCormick’s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.