(Feb. 9, 2004)
Funeral services for Eva "Mimi" Lennon, 99, will be conducted Friday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Wier Funeral Chapel in Roundup, Mont.
She died Monday, Feb. 9 in Livingston, Mont., just 37 days short of her 100th birthday. Visitation will be today (Thursday) from 5 to 9 p.m. at Wier Funeral Chapel. Burial at Miners Cemetery will follow Friday services.
She was born Eva Olean Wagoner on March 17, 1904, in Camden, Ind., to John and Eva (Wise) Wagoner. She married David Merle Lennon on Sept. 9, 1922, and they moved west after the birth of their first daughter, Norma Jean.
They settled in Roundup where she lived until 2002 when she came to live with her son and his wife, Joe and Jeanette Lennon, in Powell. She will be remembered for her independence and strength, right down to her signature-hardy pats on the back in greeting and departure.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Devine of Livingston, Mont.; one son, Joe and daughter-in-law Jeanette Lennon of Powell; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings, Charlie, Mary, Bert, Ruth, Lula, Elda, John and Joe; her husband, Merle; her daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Harry Wacker; son-in-law, Leon Devine; son, Donald (Bud) Lennon; and great-granddaughter, Jessica Lennon.