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Evelyn Hoyle

Evelyn E. Hoyle, 82, of St. Jacob, born Saturday, February 27, 1937 in Pittsburg, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at her home in St. Jacob surrounded by her loving family.

Evelyn loved her family and enjoyed every moment she spent with them.

Surviving are her husband, Rex Hoyle of St. Jacob; her children, Lee (Michelle) Hoyle of Greenville, Dennis (Dawn) Hoyle of St. Jacob, Patricia A. (Randal) Eckstein of Alhambra, Cathy (David) Mintert of Highland, Cheri (Nicholas III) Marinos of Trumbull, Connecticut and Nancy (Joseph) Elsmore of Portland, Oregon; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Leslie “Butch” Benefiel of Vandalia.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild; her parents, Carl T. and Rachel M. (nee Hopkins) Benefiel; and her brother, Floyd T. Benefiel.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Keystone Cemetery, PO Box 275, St. Jacob, IL 62281. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Aebischer-Richeson Funeral Home in St. Jacob is in charge of arrangements.

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