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Obituary for Evelyn Louise Schalow King


Evelyn Louise Schalow King, age 90, of Portland passed away peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2022. She was born on January 22, 1932 in Grand Ledge, the daughter Francis and Hilda (Binns) Moon. Evelyn was a member of the Portland Congregational Church, an honorary member of the Portland Fire Department and was their photographer; she was a Cub Scout leader, and a member of the Portland O.E.S. Chapter. She also drove a school bus in Portland for many years, enjoyed playing the organ, loved flying and traveling, spent several winters in Florida and she dearly loved her cat, Frankie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hanley “Hank” Schalow; second husband, Elwood King; son, Sam Schalow; son-in-law, Robert McWilliams; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Schalow. Surviving are her children, Robert Schalow, Suzie McWilliams, and Lorrie (Ron) Nichols; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; step-children, Marlene Seifert, Alana Lord, and Rod (Mary Ann) Vedder and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother, Fred Moon.


The Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Chris Richards and Rev. Dr. Marilyn V. Danielson at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022 at the First Congregational Church, 421 E. Bridge Street, Portland. Interment will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Portland Fire Department in memory of Evelyn. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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