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“I am very sorry to here of your loss. I wasn't able to attend the funeral. It seems that my back goes out more than I do. I haven't seen some of you...Read More »
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“I will always remember the great times we had going to visit Uncle Bob and Aunt Evelyn. Uncle Bob would take me and my brothers to the school and...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Bob Shafar - Tavares, FL

“Aunt Evelyn was so precious to me! I lived in Burnside for 10 years when she did! I remember being in their home many times and visited several...Read More »
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Evelyn A. Lathrop, 98, of Spencer, Iowa, and formerly of Humboldt and Burnside, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Northshire Nursing Home in Spencer.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Pastor Kay. Christie will officiate. Visitation will be prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Church. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Lehigh. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Evelyn Anna Schultz was born on July 18, 1917, in rural Otho, Iowa, the daughter of George and Elsie (Anderson) Schultz. She attended schools in the area of her birth.

Evelyn was united in marriage to Robert C. Lathrop on September 26, 1936, at the Riverside United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge. They were blessed to have been married for over 74 years.

Evelyn worked as a seamstress at Fantles, Lillian's, and Hollywood Style Shop in Fort Dodge for many years, retiring in 1978. Evelyn and Bob made their home in Burnside for over 60 years. In 2002, the couple moved to Humboldt, and in September of 2008, to Spencer.

Evelyn was a former member of the Baptist Church in Burnside. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, making quilts for family and friends, and teaching quilting classes. Over the years Evelyn made dozens of quilts and held the prime quilt exhibit at the Iowa State Fair for three consecutive years.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Relda) Lathrop of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Ray (Nancy) Lathrop of Spencer, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 19 great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Gladys Love of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Joan (Ken) Shafar of Tavares, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert Lathrop on March 6, 2011, daughter, Roberta Nehring, son, Roger Jack Lathrop, granddaughter, Rebecca Hurley, great-grandson, Kyle Sturguess, two brothers, and two sisters.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.