Evelyn Frances Girard, 94, of Vermillion passed away Thursday, November 29 at the Wakonda Heritage Avera Manor.
Evelyn Lambert was born November 1, 1918 to Alcid and Minnie (Haumesser) Lambert, she graduated from University High School in Vermillion, and married Francis Girard on October 3, 1938.
She and her husband operated the Westerville Store in rural Vermillion for 41 years, after her retirement she worked at the Vermillion Civic Council until 2002 and also sold Avon for many years.
Evelyn was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church, the Cleophus Club and the Market Street Luncheon Group.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Dennis and an infant son.
Evelyn is survived by three sons: Leonard (Pat) Girard of Vermillion, Roger (Karen) Girard of Yankton, SD and Marvin (Pat) Girard of Wakonda, SD, 10 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, and a brother Doran Lambert of Daly City, CA.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Monday, December 3 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with burial to follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM Sunday with a Rosary at 7:00 PM and a Prayer Service at 7:30 PM all at the church. hansenfuneralhome.com