Evelyn M. Roach

ROCKFORD – Evelyn M. Roach, 89, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

She was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Forreston, the daughter of Ollie C. and Alice (Kness) Buisker. Evelyn graduated from Shannon High School. She married Austin E. Roach on April 17, 1948, in Shannon. She worked for National Lock Co. from 1952 to 1983. Evelyn was a member of First Free Church and American Legion Auxiliary-Carlson Post 1207.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Debbie Roach; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Joshua; great-grandson, Alexander; sister, Ruth Franson; and sister-in-law, Joyce Buisker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Austin; daughter, Barbara Carol, in infancy; son, Brian; her parents; and brothers, Alvin and Marvin.

A graveside service was Feb. 14 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Machesney Park.

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