Evelyn Small, 89, of Akron, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City.
Evelyn Sereldia Baldwin was born Oct. 6, 1921, on the family farm in Grant Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar James and Seraldia (Heeren) Baldwin. She attended country school in Plymouth county and later high school in Akron. She graduated from Akron High School.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Avery Small March 3, 1942, in Pender, Neb. Shortly after their marriage, she moved with Ken to Texas while he was serving in the military. Following his discharge, they returned to the Akron area and began raising their family.
She enjoyed being a homemaker and the time with the children.
In 1964, she went to work for First National Bank in Akron. In March of 1986, she retired after 22 years of service.
Following their retirement, Evelyn and Ken enjoyed their time on their acreage east of Akron, along with the additional opportunities to visit with family and friends. In March of 2007, she became a resident of Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. She and Ken resided there together until he died Aug. 10, 2009.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Akron. While active in the church, she was a member of the ladies aide and enjoyed going to Bible study. She was also a longtime member of the Hoschler American Legion Auxiliary in Akron. Evelyn was very active in the T.O.P.S. program for many years.
She loved listening to music and walking. During her youth, she enjoyed animals, particularly dogs and ponies. She also enjoyed collecting ceramics, especially those of birds.
Evelyn will be remembered by her family and friends for her baking and cooking. She taught her granddaughters more than a few things about cooking.
But most of all, Evelyn loved the times spent with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her daughter, Valerie Malenosky and her husband, Mike of Sioux City; nine grandchildren: Stacey Elam and husband Bobby of Broken Arrow, Okla., and their children, Austin, Hailey, and Tristin; Shane Burt of South Sioux City, Neb., and his children, Sara and Domonique; Jeremey Malenosky and his wife, Kristen of Sioux City, and their children, Tyler, Zachary, Alycen, and Jacob; Jeanelle Timp of Le Mars, and her children, Mitchell, Michael, and Bryce; Timothy Malenosky of Sioux City, Michelle Burton and her husband, Kyle of Sioux City, and their children, Kayla and Kenneth; Justin Malenosky of Sioux City; Joshua "Bubba" Malenosky and his wife, Megan of Sioux City, and their daughter, Josie; and Ashley Goforth and her husband, James of Haskell, Okla., and their children, Tyler, Brice, and Kaden; and several in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; two sons: Doyle Small and Barry "Archie" Small; a daughter: Joceyle Baker; and two brothers: Lyle and Marvin Baldwin.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Akron. Pastor Mike Avery will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Friday), with the family present after 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church.
The Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron, is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.