August 30, 1927 ~ October 9, 2020

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Anderson, IN

Eva Ilene Woolard, age 93, of Anderson, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 9, 2020 at Countryside Manor. She was born on August 30, 1927 to the late Oliver Joseph Covert and Mabel Grace Bailey.

Eva was born in a little “shotgun” house in Indianapolis that is still standing. The great depression caused employment to be almost non-existent in Indianapolis, so when Eva’s dad obtained a job in Greencastle at the State Highway Garage, he moved his family there in 1930. Eva graduated from Greencastle High School. After graduation, she met and married her husband Norman E. Woolard. Rev. Richard E. Lentz officiated their wedding ceremony in the chapel of Central Christian Church, April 13, 1946.

Eva worked for Delco Remy in Anderson in her earlier years. She and her daughter owned a consignment shop in Anderson for 12 years called “The Clothesbrokers.” For most of her life, she was a bookkeeper to her husband’s business P & W Body Shop and Used Cars.

Throughout life, Eva had many interests. One of the primary ones was genealogy. She also loved sewing as a creative activity. But in her later years, Eva was only interested in serving her Lord by helping others. She served in the church in the ladies’ work and did many presentations, including numerous book reviews. She was a member of North Anderson Wesleyan Church since 2007. Eva was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. She is one of a kind and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Eva is survived by her children Susan Keirns, Brent Woolard (Pari), and Bruce Woolard; grandchildren Michael Woolard (Chastity), Daniel Woolard, Brent L. Woolard (Brittany), Stacia Woolard, Jill Bott (Kevin), Jennifer Chambers, Kaley Woolard (Jeremy), Jessica Woolard (Joshua), Joshua Woolard, Jona Dame, Dyllon Dame; several great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Also very special friend Mary Scobee.

Eva is preceded in death by her parents listed above; son Norman Woolard; brothers Jesse, Dale, Donald, and Jim Covert; and sisters Wanda Hinshaw, and Mary Alice Nees; and grandson Jared Woolard.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North Anderson Wesleyan Church in memory of Eva.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday October 14, 2020 at North Anderson Wesleyan Church, 1947 E 240 N, Anderson, IN 46012, from 10am-1pm with a funeral service beginning at 1pm. Burial will take place at Maplewood Cemetery. Pastors David Shafer, James Stamper, and Ed Purciful will be officiating.


Visitation: October 14, 2020 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Room: North Anderson Wesleyan Church

Funeral Service: October 14, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room: North Anderson Wesleyan Church

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Aunt Eva, you were one of a kind, and last living siblings of my father. Jim Covert. Loved your Amazing personality….and we had the exact same feet!! Looked exactly the same!
    I miss you with all my heart! Thanks for visiting me in Fishers and thanks for all the lunches at the ‘mexican place! Join my father in heaven now and meet your savior!❤️
    RIP until I see you again!

  3. Remembering all of our wonderful Woolard/Worley family times together. Eva was such a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Brent, Pari, and family, I am sorry for your loss, and my heart sank when I read of Eva’s passing. She was one of a kind.

  5. Very sorry to all of the Woolard Family!! Eva was a wonderful person and I know she is at home in heaven with our Lord and savior. May all of you find comfort in knowing that she’s in heaven. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences!! 😢

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