STRIBRNY Evelyn M. Evelyn M. Stribrny, the loving matriarch of 5 generations, died Thursday December 30, 2010 at home with her loving family beside her. She was born May 31, 1918 to John and Rose Brown, one of 5 children. On March 4, 1941 she married her beloved husband, Raymond Stribrny. They have one daughter, Shirley Herman. Before, during and after World War II, she worked for John Brown's Red and White Grocery Store owned by her parents, it was a 50 year business in Momineetown, OH. For 20 years, she and her husband owned and operated the Ra-Ev Beauty Salon in Oregon, OH. In 1982, she and Raymond retired to Port Charlotte, FL for 20 years before returning to Toledo to be with their family in 2002. Evelyn was a champion Cribbage player for many years, winning many tournaments throughout Florida. She loved card games of all kinds and gambling whenever possible. Evelyn is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Raymond; daughter, Shirley Herman; 3 grandchildren, Jeffery (Pam) Herman, Kimberly (Jay) Wilson, Douglas (Tammy) Herman; 5 great grandchildren, Kelly (Rick) Pierce, Michael (Tasha) Ruth, Christopher Ruth, Kasie Herman, Connor Herman; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Ricky Pierce and Karsyn Ruth; brother, Loren (Alice) Brown; in laws and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 brother; 2 sisters and in laws. It was Evelyn's last loving request that she be cremated and her services be private. A special family thank you to Hospice of Northwest Ohio Perrysburg and Fr. Bill of Christ the King Church. Arrangements entrusted to Ansberg-West Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be left at: www.ansberg-west.com
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Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 2, 2011