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Evelyn Irene (Koval) Farris

June 17, 1934 ~ July 14, 2020 (age 86)


Evelyn Irene Koval Farris, 86, of Scottdale Ave., passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2020, while being comforted by her loving family.

She was born June 17, 1934, in Scottdale, the daughter of the late John “Whitey” and Catherine Ann Papier Koval, who died Jan. 14, 1987 and April 27, 2000, respectively.

Evelyn was a longtime and devout member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale.

Evelyn was a loving Mother and Grandmother to her family.

Evelyn is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Her loving and devoted children:

Catherine M. “Cathy” Farris

Richard G. Farris and Georgia L. Keffer all of Scottdale

 Her Granddaughter:

Kristin M. Gamon and husband Johnathan of Mt. Pleasant

And a number of Nieces and Nephews

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by:

Her Husband of 63 years, Richard B. Farris (Feb. 25, 2019)

Her Brother: Richard J. Koval (Dec. 13, 2006)

Her Sisters: Sister Barbara Mary Koval SC (2012) and Kathleen E. “Koo” Koval Byble (2010)

The Family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Kad and the nursing Staff at Westmoreland Hospital as well as Excela Hospice and her nurses, Dary Ann and Anne for the professionalism, care and compassion that was given to Evelyn.

Due to the strict guidelines, we must adhere to at this crucial time, a private visitation will be held Friday for the immediate family in the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale.

 Her Public Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10AM, in the Partner Parish St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale. Please go directly to the church.

Public Committal Services and Interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale.

Visitors are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing according to CDC guidelines. 

In lieu of Flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Partner Parish of St. John R.C. Church 416 S. Broadway St. Scottdale, Pa. 15683 in her memory.

A Parish Wake Service will be held Friday in the Funeral Home.

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