Evelyn Ann (Devens) Lankford

Service

Date: Sat, August 12, 2017
Start time: 10:30 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines IA 50310
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Sat, August 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines IA 50310

Evelyn Ann (Devens) Lankford

Evelyn (Lyn) Ann (Devens) Lankford, 74, born November 9, 1942, passed on to Heaven August 1, 2017.  After graduating Fairlawn High School, New Jersey (1960), she attended New York College studying Business Administration.  April 12, 1964, she married Robert Devens and together raised 4 children.  As an Army wife, she lived in 6 different states, with each child born in a different state.  Lyn loved her last move…Iowa, where she lived for 40 years.

Lyn grew up in Manhattan (NYC) and was a runway model for New York’s Boutique Stores.  During her adult life, she had an amazing relationship with the Lord which became the cornerstone of her life.  Her strong faith in Jesus Christ was her foundation and she was always happy to share with anyone “Jesus Loves You”!

Survived by her 2 brothers, Gordon Lennon, Port Richey, FL, and Gregory Lennon, Kodiak, TN, son Robert (Karen) Devens of Johnston, Iowa, daughter Nicole (Matt) Patton of Story City, Iowa, son Christopher (Tiffany) Devens of Cleveland, Ohio, son Troy (Sarah) Devens of Lakeville, Minnesota. Grandchildren; Jenna (Riley) Johnson, Marcus Devens, Kaari Devens, Blake Devens, David Howell, Quinten Howell, Hannah Patton, Rachel Patton, Luke Patton, Noah Devens and Christopher Devens II. She is preceded by her parents Gordon and Marion Lennon.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to “On with Life Foundation” Ankeny, Iowa with “In Memory of Lyn Lankford.”

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017, immediately followed by a Memorial Service, at the Merle Hay Funeral Home Chapel, 4400 Merle Hay Rd. in Des Moines.

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