He was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Goshen, to Claude and Hazel (Schrock) Everingham. On February 22, 1992, at the Hillcrest United Methodist Church, Elkhart, he married Peg (Berlin) Schnell. She survives.
A 1952 graduate of Goshen High School and a 1958 graduate of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, Mr. Everingham moved to Elkhart in 1995, coming from Indianapolis. While in high school he ran track, played football and basketball. During the 1951-52 basketball season he set a conference scoring record. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and a University of Kentucky fan. He also enjoyed watching thoroughbred horse racing, locally and in Kentucky.
Mr. Everingham served in the US Army at Fort Bliss, Texas from 1955-56. While in Kentucky he served as president of the Blue Grass Kiwanis Club of Lexington. Locally he was a member of the Elkhart Moose Lodge and the Goshen Elks Lodge #798.
He volunteered for Meals on Wheels through Elkhart General Hospital for ten years. He and his wife enjoyed wintering in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
He retired after 36 years as vice president of sales for Blue Cross Blue Shield. 32 of those years he worked in Kentucky and four years in Indianapolis with the company.
He is survived by his wife, Peg; a step-daughter, Kathleen Bollero of Elkhart; five step-sons, Timothy O’Neill, Gerald O’Neill, Steve (Amanda) Schnell, and twins, Dave Schnell and Doug (Jacqueline) Schnell, all of Elkhart. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and a brother, Claude (Betty) Everingham of Wakarusa.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 12 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.
Friends will meet at the funeral home 9:00 a.m., Monday June 12, to go in procession to Violett Cemetery, Goshen, for a graveside service. Rev. Don Carpenter will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Elkhart or to Elkhart General Hospital Meals on Wheels.