LIMA — Maxine I. Evans is celebrating her 100th birthday with a family dinner.
She was born Oct. 27, 1918, in London Mills, Illinois, to Walter and Leah (Shane) Weech. On April 17, 1953, she married John D. Evans.
She has four children, Shirley (Beach) Bondeson, of Olive Hill Kentucky, Pamela Evans, of Gomer, Patricia (Carl) Telfer, of Marion, and Peg (Dave) Walters, of Waynesfield. A daughter, Sandra L. (Beach) Green, is deceased. She has 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A grandchild is deceased.
She and husband owned Evans Drive Inn, Gomer, in the mid 1960s where she was cook and manager. She also worked at Lazarus Cafe as salad maker, Ohio Steel Foundry, Colonial Finance, Lima Municipal Court and the Elks Club. She is a member of Gomer Congregational Church. She loves watching the Cincinnati Reds and knows background on the players. She did crossword puzzles every day and crocheted blankets for every child, new grandchild and great grandchild. She keeps up with all local and national news, and loves to watch the Kardashians.