Eva Severson, 94, of HenningPublished 4:01am Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated 6:07am Monday, December 30, 2013
Eva Harriet Barker was born at home on Dec. 11, 1919, near Almora in Elmo Township. She attended Country School Districts 27 and 124 and then four years of high school, receiving her diploma via correspondence with the American Schools of Chicago.
On Jan. 1, 1936, Eva married Leonard Severson.
Their marriage was eventually blessed with three children: Marlys, Gary and Douglas.
They made their home in Elmo Township until 1942, when the family moved to St. Paul.
While there, Leonard was employed with Northwest Airlines while Eva raised their children.
In 1945, they purchased a farm near Hiway Park.
They moved to Parkers Prairie in 1949, where Leonard was employed with the Otter Tail County Maintenance Division.
In 1953, they moved to Henning where Eva was employed at Dan’s V-Store which was a clothing mercantile business in downtown Henning.
Leonard passed away in January of 1988.
Eva enjoyed painting with oils on canvas, sewing, cooking and Bible study at home or with groups. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Henning where she taught Sunday School for more than 20 years.
She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert and Hattie (Parks) Barker; husband Leonard; a daughter, Marlys (Boline) and husband, Ralph; a son Gary Severson; brothers, Clayton, Leonard and Lyndon Barker; and sisters, Helen (Henderson), Doris (Olbekson) and Ruby Barker.
Eva is survived by her son, Douglas (Diana) Severson of Andover; grandchildren, Scott (Susan) Boline, Marshall Boline and Jyl Boline (Tom Gillogly); Aleicia (Wayne) Claassen and Eric (Amy) Severson; Ryan (Susan) Severson, Rachel Alleva, Ashley (Peter) Olsen and Sarah Severson; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives; and a host of friends.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, at First Baptist Church in Henning, with the Rev. Jeremiah officiating. Burial was in Inman Cemetery in Henning.
Belmont Funeral Home in Henning was in charge of arrangements