Eva Jewell Corkins, 90 passed away on Tuesday May 24, 2022. Eva was born in Wakenda, Missouri on November 18, 1931 to Orville and Christina Cowick, she was the third of eight children. She loved to tell the story of Valentine’s Day 1950, when she received in the mail an engagement ring along with a proposal from Merton Corkins and on May 16, 1950 they were married. They raised five children: Cheryl (Gerald) Rogers, Deadwood; Pam (Lanny) Wells, Rapid City, SD; Cindy (Gary) Fisher, Deadwood; Tom Corkins, Lead; Terry (Nancy) Corkins, Sturgis. Many additions were added in the years to come; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild and so many that adopted her as their grandmother. Waiting for her in heaven are her parents, Orville and Christina; her husband, Merton; two brothers, two sisters-in-law; son, Timothy and granddaughter, Tasha Nicole. She loved her family with all her heart. Another accomplishment she was proud of was her 28-year career for the Local Union. She met so many cherished and lifelong friends. Eva was laid to rest on June 2, 2022 at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, South Dakota.
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