Evelyn B. Epley


First Posted: 10/9/2007

ADA

Evelyn B. Epley, 86, of Upper Sandusky, formerly of Ada, died at 6:10 p.m. Oct. 7, 2007, at Wyandot County Nursing Home, Upper Sandusky.

She was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Allen County to Earl and Olive Dean Shrider, who preceded her in death. On June 8, 1941, she married Bernard R. Epley, who died Aug. 24, 1991.

Mrs. Epley retired in 1987 as a cafeteria worker from Ada schools, after 23 years, and had been a bus driver for 22 years. She had also helped her husband with the farm. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Ada, since 1941, where she was a member of its Women's Guild, taught Sunday school and helped with Junior Church. In 1976, she served on the church's board of deacons and helped to establish the Church Food Pantry, known today as the Ada Food Pantry, which is still in operation. She was a member of the Ada Senior Citizens. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School. She enjoyed making baby quilts for her grandchildren and for others. In 2002, she moved to Upper Sandusky to be near her daughter. She later lived at The Inn at Westbrook in Upper Sandusky, which is an assisted-living residence. There she made many friends who were like family.

Survivors include a son, Jay (Linda) Epley, of Ada; a daughter, Barbara (Jerry) Randall, of Upper Sandusky; five granddaughters, Chris (Jon) Crisler, Alicia (Chris) Hill and Shanna (Todd) Garverick, all of Marion, Laurie (Jim) Nagle, of Petersburg, Mich., and Nicole (Todd) Hackworth, of Dunkirk; a grandson, Patrick (Crystal) Randall, of Upper Sandusky; 13 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brooke and Zach Hill, Tawny and Ryan Crisler, Drew Garverick, Kayla, Mason and Ian Nagle, Gabrielle and Garrett Hackworth and Payton and Gabriel Randall.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Tyler Jay Epley-Hackworth; two brothers, Donald and Charles Shrider; and a sister, Ruby Long.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada. The Rev. Patrick Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ada Food Pantry, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Main St., Ada, OH 45810.

Condolences may be sent to hansonneely@wcoil.com.