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Evelyn Marie Kovar Thompson Bayside

Female 1936 - 2021  (84 years)

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  • Name Evelyn Marie Kovar Thompson Bayside 
    • Additional last name noted on the Rossville Alumni blog.
    Born 31 Oct 1936 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 May 2021 
    Buried Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13180  Rossville
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2022 

    Father Peter Paul Kovar,   b. 30 Jun 1899, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1980, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Stella Agnes Martinek Kovar,   b. 29 Feb 1908, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1976, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1929  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage- Martinek, Anastasia-Kovar, Pete
    Marriage- Martinek, Anastasia-Kovar, Pete
    A marriage license was granted yesterday to Pete Kovar, 29, Delia, and Miss Anastasia Martinek, 20, of Rossville.
    Family ID F2691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mahlon B Thompson, Jr.,   d. 8 Sep 1994 
    Married 5 Jun 1965  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Barbara Marie Thompson Bielicki
     2. Katherine Ann Thompson Eurich,   b. 14 Jul 1970
    Bridal Shower- Kovar, Evelyn
    Bridal Shower- Kovar, Evelyn
    Evelyn Kovar Honored

    Evelyn Kovar was guest of honor at a miscellaneous bridal shower on the evening of April 28 in Mrs. Ernest E. Rezac's home at Rossville. Hostesses were Mrs. E.W. Rezac, Mrs. James Rezac and Mrs. E.E. Rezac. Miss Kovar and Mahlon Thompson will be married June 5.

    Invited guests included: Miss Evelyn Kovar, Mrs. Stella Kovar, Mrs. Agnes Rafferty, Mrs. Mahlon Thompson Sr., Mrs. Nona Rafferty, Mrs. Wilma Krasny, Mrs. June McCollough, Mrs. Elsie McCollough, Mrs. Mary Wood, Mrs. Georgia Schrader, Mrs. Clara Mitchell, Mrs. Darlene Berry, Mrs. Arlis Stach, Mrs. Ernestine Feuerbach, Mrs. Irene Davis, Mrs. Ellen Martinek, Mrs. Ruth Martinek, Mrs. Bertha Martinek, Mrs. Rosie Koci, Mrs. Frances Matyak, Mrs. Viola Kovar, Mrs. Ella Kovar, Mrs. Blanch Hultgren, Mrs. Carrie Kovar, Mrs. Molly Mitchell.
    Marriage- Kovar, Evelyn-Thompson, Mahlon
    Marriage- Kovar, Evelyn-Thompson, Mahlon
    [Caption to bridal photo: Mrs. Mahlon B. Thompson Jr.]

    Teachers Marry In Saturday Rite

    Evelyn Marie Kovar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Paul Kovar, Rossville, and Mahlon B. Thompson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon B. Thompson, were married in a double ring ceremony Saturday.

    The Very Rev. Leslie Skerry Olsen read the marriage vows at 10 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Cathedral. Max R. Elsberry was organist and John Appleton and Thomas Appleton were acolytes.

    The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white, imported Jacquard cotton fashioned with a slim skirt, high rounded neckline, fitted bodice, long sleeves and a long detachable train. Her illusion veil fell from a coronet of matching fabric. She carried a cascade of Killian daisies, stephanotis and ivy.

    Betty Kovar, Kansas City, Mo., attended her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Robert Rafferty, Rossville, sister of the bride, and Sharon Smith.

    They wore floor-length dresses of island green satin fashioned with slim skirts, rounded necklines, fitted bodices and elbow-length sleeves. Their floor-length trains were attached at the neckline with bows. They carried cascades of Killian daisies and ivy.

    Kimberly Kovar, Liberty, Mo., was flower girl. Her dress was similar to the bride's attendants. Michael Rafferty, Rossville, carried the rings.

    Richard Young was best man and ushers were David Pantle, Denver, Colo.; Earl Kovar, Liberty, Mo., brother of the bride; Robert Rafferty, Rossville; and David Slater.

    A reception in the Cathedral dining room followed the ceremony. Assisting were Mrs. Earl Kovar, Liberty, Mo.; Mrs. Clyde Brown, Louisburg; Janette Brown and Jaanine Brown, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Charles Renyer, Mrs. David Slater, Mrs. Josephine Murphy and Mrs. William Monteith.

    The couple will make their home at 2219 Fairlawn Road, Topeka.

    Mrs. Thompson, a graduate of Rossville High School, received her bachelor of science degree in education and a master of science degree from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia. She is president of the Kansas Association of Biology Teachers and teaches science at Highland Park High School.

    Mr. Thompson holds a BA degree in political science from Washburn University. He is a past president of his social fraternity, Alpha Delta, and is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, honorary dramatics fraternity. He was elected to "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." He taught the past year at Capper Junior High School and is working toward his master's degree at the University of Kansas. He is captain in the Air Force Reserve.
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2017 10:22:37 
    Family ID F3024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Thompson, Evelyn
    Obituary- Thompson, Evelyn
    Evelyn Marie Thompson
    October 31, 1936 - May 6, 2021

    Evelyn Thompson (nee Kovar)

    Died peacefully May 6, 2021 at the age of 84 years old. Beloved wife of the late Mahlon Thompson Jr. Dear mother of the late Barbara Bielicki and mother-in-law of David Bielicki of Belgium and Katherine (David) Eurich of Bayside. Preceded in death by her siblings Earl (Disca Ann) Kovar, Betty Kovar and Agnes (Robert) Rafferty. Further survived by 4 grandchildren; Johnathan Bielicki, Christopher Bielicki, August Eurich and Anastasia Eurich; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Evelyn grew up on a farm in Rossville, Kansas and was truly an educator at heart. She was ahead of her time as a woman in both science and education, earning her bachelor's degree in Biological and Physical Science in 1958 and her masters degree in science in 1963, both from Emporia State University. She married Mahlon, the love of her life and also an educator, in 1965. After moving to the Milwaukee area in 1966 she taught at a number of institutions, including spending many years teaching Anatomy and Physiology to nursing students at Milwaukee Area Technical College. She also taught high school students as a science lab instructor for over 20 years at Pius XI high school until she retired in 1996. The number of lives that she touched through her teaching is countless and is something she took pride in during her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and taking road trips across the United States. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.

    Visitation on Wednesday, May 19th at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10280 N. Pt. Washington Rd., Mequon from 4-6pm. Private burial at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

    In lieu of flowers please consider memorials to The Gathering of Southeast Wisconsin in Evelyn's name.