Lydia Mae (Feagler) Easterday

Born: Mon., Mar. 7, 1921
Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2013


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
Location: Guisinger Chapel

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2013
Location: Olive Branch United Brethren in Christ Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 01, 2013
Location: Olive Branch United Brethren in Christ Church

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Lydia Mae Easterday
March 7, 1921 - February 26, 2013
Lydia Mae Easterday, a lifelong resident of  Lakeville, IN, passed away peacefully at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Hospice House, South Bend. She was 91 years old.
She was born March 7, 1921 in Lakeville, a daughter of Charles Melton Feagler & Tena Mae Howell Feagler, and has lived in Lakeville all of her life.
On June 30, 1941 in LaPorte, IN, as Lydia Mae Feagler, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Evan G. Easterday.  Together, they have enjoyed 71 years of marriage.
Lydia is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Evan, along with her daughter, Carolyn (Lee) Vanwanzeele of Lakeville,  her two sons, Glendyn (Debbie) Easterday, and Terry (Carol) Easterday, all of Lakeville.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, Terry, Tabitha, Crystal, Angie, Glennie, and Lisa,  along with eleven great-grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon, Damien, Ethan, Zackary, Alison, Evan, Joshua, Lydia, Hunter, and Tye.
Mrs. Easterday worked for the Union North School Corp. for sixteen years as a cook.  She was a longtime member of Olive Branch United Brethren In Christ Church in Lakeville. Lydia enjoyed fishing, traveling, and growing flowers.  She also loved her dogs and cats.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Olive Branch United Brethren In Christ Church, 22750 Osborne Road, Lakeville.  Rev. Dan Drake will officiate.  Graveside services and burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.  The family will receive friends from   4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 South Michigan Street, South Bend, and one hour prior to services Friday at the Church.
Expressions of sympathy on behalf of Mrs. Easterday may be offered to Olive Branch United Brethren In Christ Church, or to the Center for Hospice Care, Inc., 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN  46637.  Online condolences to the family may be sent to

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Carol Grzesiak
   Posted Wed February 27, 2013
Our memories build a special bridge when loved ones have to part To help us feel we're with them still and soothe a grieving heart. Our memories span the years we share, preserving ties that bind, They build a special bridge of love and bring peace of mind.

Nadine Hagey Corse
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Tom and wish to send our condolences on the loss of Lydia Mae. I still have fond memories of Lee Preston and I visiting Lydia and Evan through out the many years, especially during maple syrup time.

valerie thompson
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Dear Easterday Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34;18) Our loving Creator has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

Mark Senter
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Mr. Easterday & family: I am truly sorry I missed Lydia's visitation and service. She was one of a kind that will be missed by many in the Lakeville community. Prayers to all of you from The Senter Family...

GodSpeed, Lydia

Mark Senter

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