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Evelyn M. Pearce

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Evelyn M. Pearce Obituary
PEARCE Evelyn M. Pearce, age 96, of Columbus, Ohio left this Earth for her Heavenly home on January 8, 2013. She was born December 28, 1916 in Rockford, Ohio, Mercer County to the late Leo Shaffer and Molly Frysinger. At the age of 10, she and her mother came to Columbus where her mother married John Groves. Evelyn attended Gahanna Lincoln High School. She worked for Curtis-Wright from 1942-1945. In 1946 she was employed by the State of Ohio, Bureau of Liquor Control, as a clerk, and retired from there 30 years later, in 1976. In August, 1952 she married Charles Pearce, a loving partner of 56 years, who preceded her in death in 2009. She was a member of Brown Rd. Community Church, and lived out her faith through caring for many children in her neighborhood, as well as sewing, cooking and caring for family and friends. She had a hobby of making noodles for friends and neighbors. She leaves to mourn, two sons, Jerry R. Brandon of Hamden, OH and Thomas (Amy) Brandon of Hilliard, OH; beloved grandchildren, Jamie (Ryan) Engard of Grove City, Michael Brandon, Brenda (Eric) Kuder, Scott (Twila) Brandon, Mark Brandon; great-grandchildren, Tyler Engard and Travis Engard of Grove City, Bobby Varney, Joe Varney, Krista Varney, Jimmy Brandon, Christopher Brandon, Diedre and Mona. Evelyn was blessed with a special friend, Marsha McClure and many caring neighbors, including Mr. and Mrs. Therman Ellis and their son, Terry. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and members of the Pearce family, including her brother-in-law, Melvin Pearce, who was laid to rest today, January 10, 2012 and is survived by his wife, Pat. Evelyn was also preceded in death by a brother Wesley Groves, in 2003. Family will receive friends 10 a.m.-12Noon Saturday, January 12, 2013 at SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123, where service will begin at 12Noon. Pastor Tom Barker, officiating. Graveside service 3 p.m. Saturday at Radcliff Cemetery in McArthur, Vinton Twp. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2013
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