Ashton Funeral Home


Evelyn M. Lilly

November 26, 2012

Evelyn M. Lilly, 91, of Phillipsburg died Monday, November 26, 2012 in Easton Hospital.

Born: December 19, 1920 in Phillipsburg, NJ she was a daughter of the late Louis M. and Elizabeth Giddens James. Her husband Paul J. Lilly died in 1953.

Personal: She had been employed by the Easton Area Public Library from 1970 until retiring in 1985; prior to that she worked at Orr’s Dept. Store for several years. She graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1938 and Churchman’s Business School in 1942. She also volunteered as a nurse’s aide during WWII.

Memberships: She was a member of the catholic church.

Survivors: 2 sons: John J. of Easton; William L. with whom she resided; 5 grandchildren: Deric, Traci, Ashli, Corey, Chadd; and 4 great-grandchildren: Zane, Avani, Nicholas and Max. She was predeceased by her husband Paul and siblings: John James and Dorothy Thatcher.

Services: Will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday (11/30) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton Sts., Easton with a calling period from 1:30 to 2 p.m.  Interment will be in Easton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions: May be made to the family for William’s care. Offer online condolences at

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