Rev. Evelyn M. Huber, former ABC of Ohio Area Minister, Dies

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Rev. Evelyn M. Huber, former ABC of Ohio Area Minister, Dies

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/14)—Rev. Evelyn M. Huber, a former area minister of American Baptist Churches of Ohio, died Jan. 3. She had previously been on the staff of the former Educational Ministries (EM) and had served churches in Haverhill, Mass., Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.

“Evelyn was a very special person, loved and respected by many,” says Bud Carroll, with whom Evelyn worked at EM. “She was a friend, colleague and mentor—but especially a friend. Her contribution to Educational Ministries was profound. She was a model for women in ministry and set a pattern and direction that many have followed.”

Born in Greenwood County, Kan., she was a daughter of Louis C. Jr. and Emma D. (James) Huber. The family relocated to Wichita in 1920. She would have turned age 100 in July.

She graduated from Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, Mass., and Ottawa (Kan.) University, from which she received the Alumni Distinguish Service Award.

Huber was a member of First Baptist Church, Wichita.

She is survived by nieces, Virginia Huber Flusser and Elaine Huber Evans, both of Wichita, Linda Huber Strandberg, of Estes Park, Colo., Donna Eggers Wilkinson, of Riverton, Wyo., and Beverley Huber Hooker, of Sequim, Wash.; nephew, Don Huber, of McPherson, Kan.; and several grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Louise; brothers, Gale and Lyman; nephew, Warren; step-nephew, Bert; and step-sister, Berniece.

A service was held on Jan. 7 at Prairie Homestead, Wichita. Memorials have been established with Prairie Homestead, 1605 W. May St., Wichita, Kan., 67213, and First Baptist Church, 216 E 2nd St., Wichita, Kan., 67202.

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