APOPKA, FLORIDA – Evelyn Louise Platt, 100, died peacefully Monday evening, September 3, 2023 at the Carrazana home in Apopka, Florida.
Evelyn was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 17, 1923 to Arthur Walter Platt and Alice Harriet Wilbur. Evelyn was the oldest of three children, which included a sister Barbara Schwab (deceased 2003), and a half-brother Ronald Welch (deceased 2010). Evelyn graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1940, and attended Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.
In 1943 she took a secretarial position with the Northern New England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Keene, New Hampshire, and spent the next 45 years in service to several Seventh-day Adventist organizations throughout the United States. She served as an administrative assistant for several state-wide church organizations in Ohio, New York, Indiana, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama. She also worked as a missionary on the island of Guam, at the Inter-American Division headquarters in Miami, Florida, and at the Seventh-day Adventist church headquarters in Washington, DC. In 1988 she retired and moved to Zellwood, Florida. In 2007, she relocated to the Florida Living Retirement Community in Apopka, and was a member of the Florida Living SDA Church.
She is survived by a nephew, Robert Schwab of Berrien Springs, Michigan, and a niece, Linda Schwab Lanoue of Shaftsbury, Vermont. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Massachusetts.