Evelyn Anne "Ezzie" Thomas, 86, of Van Wert, Ohio went to be with the Lord October 26, at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice.
She was born on April 26,1934, in Celina, Ohio, the daughter of the late Norbert Ellis and Minta (Fetters) Ellis. On August 10, 1954, she married her beloved husband Peter A Thomas who survives in Van Wert, Ohio.
Other survivors include her five children, Virginia (John) Plyler of Raleigh, North Carolina, Robert Thomas of Durham, North Carolina, Steven (Cynthia) Thomas of Van Wert, Lynn (Rick) Anderson of Van Wert, Michael (Christina) Thomas of Van Wert; ten grandchildren, Erin (Anthony) Moran, Kyle (Larissa) Anderson, Eric (Kati) Thomas, Christopher (Lindsey) Anderson, Bradley (Millie) Thomas, Alex (Laura) Phillips, Kara (Matthew) Kelly, Craig (Viviana) Thomas, Haley (Cory) Michaud, Kaden Thomas; 17 great-grandchildren and a brother Lee (Phyllis) Ellis of Wapakoneta.
Evelyn was preceded in death by seven brothers, Dale, Gene, Don, Ralph, Bill, Chuck and John Ellis.
She was a 1952 graduate of Celina High School and attended Wesley United Methodist Church. Evelyn was employed by the Huffy Corporation then had the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom with her children. She later worked for many years for Aeroquip Corporation in Van Wert before retiring in 1991. She enjoyed spending time with her loving family and attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. After retirement Pete and Evelyn enjoyed spending winters in Arizona with family and friends. She also was an avid "Buckeye" basketball fan.
A private family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to www.gofundme.com/eric-thomas-family-fund
Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio is handling the arrangements.