Evelyn Lucille (Moss) McCann, 96, Oakwood (Dayton), Ohio, formerly of Kokomo, died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at the Trinity Community of Beavercreek Rehab Unit following stroke complications. She was born July 3, 1917, in rural Howard County on the Cass County line to Homer and Maye (Dotterer) Moss. She married Jacob H. McCann on April 5, 1941. He died Feb. 20, 1976.
Evelyn attended elementary school in Galveston before transferring to the Kokomo public school system when the Moss family moved to Kokomo in 1930. She married during the Depression a debonair widower with two young sons and called all three hers. She raised the boys as her own, took care of her husband in the best way possible, worked in a women’s retail environment for 30 years at the Carl Ann Shop, then The Fashion, helping others look their best; and then worked at Delco Radio Division of General Motors Corp. as an inspector in the transistor and later computer chip laboratory for 11 years. She was the epitome of class, love, elegance and beauty. She had “Fun” in life, living it to the fullest. She loved God, her family, the Chicago Cubs, dancing, playing cards, church work, anything the color pink, and Milky-Way candy bars.
She and her husband, Jake, traveled to 42 of the states and two territories, plus Mexico and Canada. She was a member of the Red Hat Society; Kokomo Aerie 255 Fraternal Order of Eagles, Kokomo Elks Lodge 190, and a 60-year member of Main Street United Methodist Church Women’s Circle, making oodles of noodles for various fund-raising activities, programs and ministry outreach of the church. Evelyn was invited by three U.S. presidents to attend their fine inaugural balls; she attended two while Jake was alive. Son Bob was on the White House staff for 20 years in his first career before being called to the ministries.