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ENDICOTT - Evelyn Marie (Turner) Jakubowski, 78, passed away peacefully and entered Heaven with her Lord, Jesus, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Absolut Care of Endicott.
Evelyn was born on Feb. 8, 1939, daughter of the late Lawrence and Esther (Gould) Turner in Deposit.
She graduated from Deposit Central School and received her associate degree from SUNY Cobleskill.
Evelyn worked as a dietician at Marcy Psychiatric Center for many years.
In addition to her parents and husband, Norman, Evelyn was predeceased by her brother, Harold Turner and sister-in-law, Doris Turner and brother-in-law, Fred Shugar.
She is survived by her brother, Paul Turner of Mt. Upton; sister, Pauline( Shugar) Thompson of Tobaccoville, North Carolina; and her nieces and nephews, who she loved as if they were her own, Stephen and Gretchen Shugar of Ringgold, Georgia; Bob and Lynette Shugar and their children, Shane and Amanda Shugar, of Concord, Virginia; Susan and Walter Westfall and their children, Debra, Matthew and Danie, of Himrod; Paula and Paul Blake and their children, Joshua, Bethany, Noah and Adam of Otego and Andrew and Shannon Turner of Oneonta.
Evelyn is also survived by her friend, Ed, who made her last years on earth some of the happiest of her life.
Evie loved her Lord with all of her being and served him faithfully. She served as the church pianist, sang in the choir, worked in children's ministries and in the kitchen.
She selflessly served others by making cakes, afghans, blankets, cinnamon buns and buckets of Christmas cookies for her church, family and friends for which she will always be fondly remembered.
Although Alzheimer's disease took her memory, her memory will live on through everyone she touched. Our lives are forever changed because of her Christ-like example and deep love for us.
Friends are invited to call from 9 to 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at C.H. Lander Funeral Home, Sidney. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.
Memorial donations in Evelyn's name may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Sidney or the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.
Condolences may be shared for the family online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on October 17, 2017
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