Evelyn Marie Fine (nee: Hardy), age 81, of Granite City, Illinois, formerly of Alton, Illinois, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. at her residence while under the care of the BJC Hospice program.
She was born July 11, 1932 in Maplewood, Illinois, and was the daughter of the late John and Eunice (nee: Wheeler) Hardy.
Evelyn married William "Bill" Joseph Fine on February 13, 1953, in East St. Louis, Illinois. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2004.
Prior to her retirement she was employed many years as a secretary at Staten - Fine Funeral Home in Alton.
A devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many, Evelyn was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Alton, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
She is survived by and will be greatly missed by three sons and two daughters-in-law: Bradley H. and Karen Fine of St. Peters, Missouri, Brian S. Fine (and his fiancée, Debra Jones) of Granite City, Illinois and Michael D. and Marilou Fine of Alton, a daughter and son-in-law: Debra Jo and Franklin A. Hollis of Granite City; six grandchildren, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chet Fine and his wife April, Andy Fine, William "BJ" Fine, Magdalynn Fine, Angela Hollis, Ben Hollis and his wife Amy; five great grandchildren, Chance , Cherady and Sadie Fine, Catherine and Grace Hollis; a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Richard Brewer of Waterloo, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Shirley Hardy of Greenville, Illinois, many nieces, nephews other extended family and many dear friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William Hardy and John Hardy, and two grandchildren, Dawn Renee Hollis and Kyle Brandon Fine.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 22, 2014, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Staten Fine Funeral Home, 220 Court Street, in Alton, where services celebrating Evelyn's life will be Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor George H. Humbert Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates Mausoleum in Edwardsville, Illinois.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to the BJC Hospice Program in Alton.
An online tribute and guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com