i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
EVELYN ZIGLER DRYER, aged 75, passed to her new life with our Heavenly Father on July 12, 2012 after a long illness. Her earthly pain and suffering having ended, she was greeted by her loved ones who had gone ahead: her beloved parents, Joe and Cora Zigler; her sister, infant Elma June; her brothers, Melvin, Charles and Mark; her daughter, Marcia, and her granddaughter, Jennifer.
Evelyn is survived by her brothers, Joe and Bobby; her children, Melody (Dennis) Cotterman; Gary (Jeff) Dryer; Stacey (Terrie) Dryer; Cindy (Andy) Dryer Sweeley; Michelle (Scott) Gilhouse, and Aaron (Vicki) Dryer; and her 13 cherished grandchildren. For the last few months, she had excitedly assisted in preparing for her first two great-grandchildren, Victoria Evelyn and soon-to-be-born Wesley Stephen. Evelyn also is an aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Evelyn grew up in Cement City, Michigan, where her father worked at the local cement plant. She had many treasured memories of the people and events of her childhood. She moved to Lansing, Michigan in 1958 to start life as a wife and mother. In 1973, she found herself a single parent of 7 children and struggled to gain job skills and employment, and to make a way for her family. She was aided by many kind and dear people in making this transition. She retired from the City of Lansing Wastewater Treatment Division after having also worked for the Lansing City Clerk.
Evelyn's spiritual values guided her from youth and through her final days with us. She trusted God for all of her needs, lived in constant prayer, and kept her faith through many sorrows and difficulties. Though she did not consider herself to be a perfect person, she remains an inspiration and example to family and friends.
Evelyn's life and legacy will be celebrated in a service at Cement City Baptist Church, Cement City, Michigan, on Monday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation with the family will be held in the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Ney Cemetery, Ney Ohio.
The family wishes to thank all of those who prayed for and visited Evelyn during her extended illness. Their special thanks goes to the staffs of Allegiance Hospice (Jackson, Michigan) and Sparrow Hospice House (Lansing, Michigan) for their care and comfort during Evelyn's stays. Please consider a donation to one of these fine organizations in memory of Evelyn.