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SISTROUNK, Evelyn Connor Formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, April, 3, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Evelyn moved to Dayton in 2010 to be near her sister Irma DuBose and niece Sheralyn Lawson after the passing of her husband Phillip. She was born October 8, 1922, in Birmingham, Alabama to parents George and Minnie Connor. She was a graduate of Alabama State University. She retired as an elementary school teacher from the Cleveland School system. Her approximate 50 years as an educator was spent primarily in Cleveland but also included several districts in Alabama. Evelyn loved playing the piano which was performed "by ear "as she never learned musical notes. With that knowledge, she directed youth choirs, played for several functions at the Spirit of Ohio I.B.P.O.E.W.in Cleveland and played for other social events as requested. Her gift was also shared with the residents of Mercy Siena Retirement Community in Dayton on Thursday nights during the Ice Cream Socials. Evelyn was a 32-year cancer survivor. She was a member of Lee Road Baptist Church while in Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 yrs., Phillip Sistrounk, four brothers, William Connor, George Connor, Warren Connor and Louis Connor, two sisters, Bessie Adams and Ruby McFadden. She is survived by one sister, Irma DuBose of Trotwood, Ohio, step-daughter Gerilyn Bozeman (Nealie), Cleveland, Ohio, step-grandson Nealie Bozeman and family Cleveland, Ohio, godson Rev. Dr. John R. Walton Jr. and family Brown Deer, Wisconsin, godson James T. Lawson II, Van Nuys, Calif, and many nieces and nephews . Graveside services to be held at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio , Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alabama State University, the or the Mercy Siena Retirement Community's Activities Department. The family expresses thanks to all her special friends and care givers of the Mercy Siena Retirement Community who helped her adjust to her new life in the Dayton area and surrounded her with friendship and love. HHRoberts.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 10, 2013
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