October 3, 1917 - February 9, 2013
Evelyn Bohrn, 95, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at Villa Marie. She was born on October 3, 1917, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the late Amos Harrison "Harry" and Minta (Ervin) Sullivan. She was married in 1948, in Wichita, Kan., to Gerald Earnest "Ernie" Bohrn, who preceded her in death on January 11, 1983. During World War II, Evelyn worked at Boeing Aircraft Company as a "Rosie the Riveter" and met her husband there. Later, she was a seamstress for several different manufacturing companies. Mrs. Bohrn was a member of Capital City Christian Church and in earlier years, the Etterville Christian Church. She was known as "Aunty Deac" to her many relatives because of her strong commitment to Christ. She was an exceptional seamstress and won several "Dress a Doll" competitions through Central Bank. She loved to paint, make pottery, and was an excellent cook. Evelyn was the first woman to have open heart surgery at St. Mary's Hospital. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Stephanie Bohrn, Centertown; four grandsons, Michael Bohrn, Kris Deckard, Ryan Bohrn, Curtiss Bohrn; one great- granddaughter, Emma Bohrn; and one sister, Minta "Percy" Miller, Mansfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Delbert "Buddy" Sullivan, Harry "Barney" Sullivan, Eddie "Red" Sullivan, Vincent "Mex" Sullivan, and Gene Ray Sullivan; and two sisters, Ellen "Becky" Sullivan and Virginia "Ginnie" Sullivan. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Fankhauser officiating. Burial will be in Eldon Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen, 3301 W. Broadway, Suite C, Columbia, MO 65203. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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