Celebrating the life of Evelyn E. Geiser
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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 11:00 AM at the Christ United Church of Christ, 301 N. Main Street Orrville. Rev. Randall Gehres will be officiating. Burial will be at the St. Michael's Cemetery in Marshallville, OH.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:30 to 11:00 at the church prior to services.
The family suggests that friends may make a donation to Christ United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 201 N. Main St.,Orrville, OH 44667 or LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Road,Wooster, OH 44691.
Evelyn was born September 21, 1921 in Dalton, Ohio, to Daniel and Martha (Eschliman) Buchwalter. She married Russell F. Geiser September 22, 1942. Three days after their wedding Russell left to serve in World War II. Evelyn waited 3 years and 3 months for his safe return. She and Russell ran a successful dairy operation. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and Australia. After 61 years of marriage, Russell died in 2003.
Evelyn was a graduate of Dalton High School and was a member of Baughman Grange. She actively campaigned for her father, D.W. Buchwalter, who served several terms as Wayne County Commissioner.
Evelyn served as advisor to the Willing Hands 4- H Club, Stark County, for nineteen years during which time she taught scores of young girls to sew and maintain a home. She was an excellent seamstress and made all her own clothing and outfitted her home with finely made draperies and upholstered furniture. She served Christ United Church of Christ as a deaconess.
When asked what “love” meant, Evelyn responded, “Love is putting the wants and needs of others ahead of your own.” Evelyn was always present for her family in good times and bad. Her home was the gathering place for a huge family where she hosted many holiday dinners and family parties. She and her great-granddaughter, Gracyn, shared the same birthdate and called each other “twin.” She had an amazing memory and retained many details of family history. We will all remember Evelyn for her tender hugs.
Evelyn’s family is grateful to the staff of West View Healthy Living and LifeCare Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.
Surviving are a daughter, Christine Steiner of Wooster, grandchildren Homer (Tami) Hawk of Franklin, WI; Elaine (Stacey)Hall, Mt. Holly, NC; and Frederick (Kim Friedman) Hawk, Indian Land, SC; seven great-grandchildren, Wesley Hall, Trevor Hall, Ian Hawk, Hannah Hawk, Gracyn Hawk, Mallory Hall, and Amelia Hawk; a sister-in-law, Dolores Galehouse, Orrville, and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Winifred Buchwalter, four sisters Roena Mumaw, Mary Rickett, Martha Buchwalter, and Vanita Hazel, one brother, Carl Buchwalter and son-in-law James Hawk.
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