Evelyn Delores (Benson) Ransom

Born: Sat., Jan. 11, 1930
Died: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 03, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Dec. 03, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Evelyn Delores Ransom, age 88, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Barry Community Care Center in Barry, IL.  Evelyn was born on January 11, 1930 in Pittsfield, IL to Clarence “Bud” and Claudine Dinsmore Benson.  She married Albert Ransom on December 19, 1948 and he preceded her in death on October 12, 2012.

After high school, Evelyn began working at the Aldrich Drug Store.  She opened the Jack & Jill Clothing Store in 1955 and ran it until 1960.  She went on to work at Brant’s and then became a real estate agent and sold real estate for many years.  During all of that time, Evelyn and Albert were part owners of Benson Motors from 1948 until 1980.  She was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church and a charter member of the Old Orchard Country Club.  She also played in bridge clubs for over 50 years. Evelyn was a St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bulls fan, and loved watching professional golf.  She enjoyed working in the garden with her flowers and decorating her yard.  Evelyn was also an avid shopper.

She is survived by her son, Jeff Ransom of Pittsfield, IL; a grandchildren, Lisa (Travis Richardson) Hannant of Jacksonville, IL and Neal (Allie) Hannant of Cary, IL; three great grandchildren, Alexis Willis, Giana Hannant, and Cole Hannant; a sister, Zoe Predmore Gratton of Pittsfield, IL; several nieces and nephews; and her wiener dogs, Chloe and Zoey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Claudine Benson; her husband of 63 years, Albert Ransom; a daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Ransom Hannant; and two brothers, Carl “Moon” Benson and Earl Benson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or the Pike County Animal Shelter.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Evelyn's memory to the following organizations:

First Christian Church
225 N. Memorial, Pittsfield, IL 62363

Pike County Animal Shelter

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Barbara Goertz
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
So sorry to here of your Mother's passing. My prayers are with you. If I can help.in any way let me know.

Todd Six
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Wonderful woman. In my Prayers and always your friend.

Missy Borrowman
   Posted Sun December 02, 2018
Family of Evelyn Ransom
Sorry for your loss !
Evelyn was a friend of mine and my mom who died in 2004. I was born on her birthday January 11, 1954. We sold real estate together and we had some good laughs throughout the years. She was young at heart. She will be missed.
Missy Borrowman

Carlye Hamilton
   Posted Sun December 02, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Cary neighbors: Hamilton, Loeffel, and Manning Families.

May your cherished memories with your Grandma warm your hearts. Thinking of your family and sending hugs with love, The Hamilton, Manning, and Loeffel families

Tim and Nancy Halpin
   Posted Sun December 02, 2018
Sending our sympathies, we enjoyed knowing Evelyn.

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