Evelyn W. Zehring, 96, of Defiance, and formerly of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at GlennPark of Defiance.
Evelyn was born September 2, 1917, in Elkhart, Indiana, the daughter of the late George and Winifred (Nelson) Allen. She was a graduate of Wauseon High School. She then attended Fredrick's Beauty College in Lima, Ohio. She had worked at Marguerite's Beauty Shop in Defiance for a brief period of time. Evelyn was a devoted homemaker who took great pride in caring for her family. She was a member of the Sherwood United Methodist Church, Sherwood, and a former member of the Pasadena Community Church, St. Petersburg, Florida, for 20 years. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Evelyn formerly wrote a poetry column that was published in the Farmland News. She also enjoyed painting with oils.
Surviving are her three children, Marilyn (Earl) Spiess of Liberty Center, Ohio, Harry J. Head of Louisville, Kentucky, and Dennis Head of Webster, Indiana; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Bok; one grandson, Daniel Head; and two husbands, Harold Head and Clarence Zehring.
Funeral services for Evelyn W. Zehring will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Sherwood United Methodist Church, 512 North Harrison Street, Sherwood, with Pastor Kevin Doseck officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery. Visitation for Evelyn will be held two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the church beginning at 1 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com.