Obituary of Evelynne McCartney Waite
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Evelynne McCartney Waite, age 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the Abington Hospice at Warminster, PA after a heartbreaking battle with cancer. Evelynne (Lynne) was born on April 7, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA to Virginia and George McCartney. She graduated from Westmont Hilltop High School in Johnstown, PA in 1958 and received a bachelor's degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, where she met her future husband, John (Jack) Lapp Waite. Jack and Lynne were married for 58 years. Lynne raised and cared for her family, including her three sons, in Hartford, CT and, after moving in 1976, in Abington, PA.
Lynne's creative spark led her to pursue many interests including gardening, travel, reading, cooking and sewing. She would read as much as she could about the people, cultures and history of the places where she and Jack would travel. She will be remembered for the wonderful holiday meals she would prepare for her family. She actively helped to guide her three sons to reach their Eagle rank in Boy Scouts in Abington Troop 1. Lynne was an avid and prolific quilter. Her family and friends cherish the many quilts that grace their homes as well as the beautiful example that is on display at the Abington Free Library. Lynne was an active member of Abington Presbyterian Church for 44 years, having served as a deacon, on committees, as a member of the prayer chain and helping to organize the delivery of flowers to those in need of spiritual healing. In addition to her work at the church and with the Boy Scouts, Lynne was an active member, and served as president, of the local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Above all, she loved spending time and creating memories with her family.
Lynne is preceded in death by her husband, Jack, who passed away earlier this year. She is survived by her sons Jon (Denise), Matt (Stephen) and Tim (Kathy) and five grandchildren as well as her sister, Judy. She will be remembered for her devotion and dedication as a wife, mother and grandmother, her boundless creativity and love of learning and her friendship to those who knew her in life. Her immediate family will participate in a service to celebrate her life on September 19, 2020 and she will be laid to rest in the memorial garden at Abington Presbyterian Church. Plans for a memorial service will be made for a future date. Please visit the funeral home web site, periodically over the coming weeks, for information regarding the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.