W. Evelyn Thurston, 96, of Van Wert passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her daughter's residence.
She was born August 17, 1924 in Jay County, Indiana to the late Harley and Addie (Woodruff) Kelly. On November 22, 1947, she married Gene Thurston, who preceded her in death on September 4, 1964.
Evelyn retired from the Marsh Foundation, in Van Wert, where she had been in charge of the clinic. She enjoyed scrabble, books, and spending time at The Brumback Library.
Evelyn is survived by a daughter, Judy (Lynn) Huebner of Van Wert; a son, Dan (Chris) Thurston of Van Wert; grandchildren, Jenna and Jamie Thurston of South Bend, Idaho, Zach (Cheryl) Huebner of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Katie Huebner of Toledo, Ohio; great grandchildren, Aubrie Sell and Anna Lynn Huebner.
In addition to her parents and husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by two children, David Thurston and Paul Lewis Thurston; brothers, Woodrow, Richard, Eugene and Billy Kelly; and a sister, Wilma Dugan.
a memorial service will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, with Rev. Stuart Wyatt officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
The family will receive from 12:30-2:30 on Friday at the funeral home.
Due to COVID-19 facial coverings and social distancing is required.
Preferred memorials may be directed to The Brumback Library.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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