Eveline Giedinghagen Horrell, age 90, of Davenport Road in Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at her home.

Born on July 29, 1930 in Owensville, MO, she was the daughter of the late W. Benjamin (Ben) and Jessie Meyer Giedinghagen. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Horrell, her brother, Donald Giedinghagen and her sister, Beatrice Thompson.

Left to cherish her memories are several nieces and nephews.

Evelyn loved all kinds of music and had served as the pianist and organist of several churches in the Tri-County area, most recently at the Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church and the Altapass Church of God. She began her musical career at age nine playing the piano and throughout her life served at churches in Missouri, California, Maryland, and North Carolina. She was a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in music education. She loved hiking the trails of Western North Carolina and traveling, including trips to the Rocky Mountains, Alaska, Japan and China. She also performed in local music groups and lead theatre at a local prison. She had a special place in her heart for animals and enjoyed cooking and eating, especially chocolate.

Graveside services and interment will be on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the McKinney Gap Cemetery with Pastors Cameron Smith and Jim Taylor officiating.

The family would like to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to the staff of Hospice and Palliative of the Blue Ridge for their wonderful care of Eveline. They would also like to say ‘Thanks’ to the women of the Altapass Church of God and others that provided meals.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial donations be made to either; Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 www.hospiceblueridge.com or Toe River Chamber Ensemble, C/O Spruce Pine Gallery, 269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 www.toeriverarts.org

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