Evelyn I. (Sawyer) Hart, 94, of Bellevue passed away Sunday morning, March 28, 2010, in The Willows in Bellevue following a brief illness.
She was born to Charles and Ada (Strecker) Sawyer on Feb. 4, 1916, in Bellevue, where she lived her entire life. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1932 and attended BGSU Firelands.
On July 12, 1940, she married Neill Hart in St. John's Lutheran Church, Union Corners, Ohio.
Evelyn retired from Bellevue Manufacturing Co. in June 2009 after 69 years, having worked as a payroll clerk, accountant, office manager, executive secretary and secretary-treasurer of the company.
Selected by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce in 1994 as Citizen of the Year, she helped with the initial organization of the Bellevue United Selective Fund and served on its board for 20 years. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Bellevue, she taught Sunday school for several years. She was active in an area secretarial group in the 1950s and 60s. She was a member of Plum Brook Country Club. She enjoyed travel, golf, crocheting, reading and watching Indians baseball games. She especially loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Douglas) Brown of Sandusky; her grandchildren, Laurel (Brian) Mannion of Columbus and Jeff (Kim) Brown of Lynnfield, Mass.; and her great-grandchildren, Andrew, Caroline and Joseph Mannion and Nathan and Julia Brown with another great-grandchild expected in April. She also has six nieces, four nephews and caring neighbors, John and Sue Redd.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Neill, in 1990; her parents, Charles and Ada Sawyer; her brother, Kenneth; sister, Mardelle; and a niece, Judith Ross.
Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, where a funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Pastor David Aber of Huron First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellevue City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bellevue United Selective Fund or to the donor's favorite charity.
Condolences may be expressed at foos-funeral.com