West Chester - James "Jim" O. Everly, age 77, passed from this life to the next on Sunday, January 17, 2021. He was born on November 23, 1943 in Marion, Ohio to the late Owen V and Mary (nee Brown) Everly.
Jim served our country as a member of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He attended the Ohio State University where he met the love of his life that he spent the last 53 years of his life with, Judith Everly (nee Ballenger). Jim is survived by his three children: Amy (Brian) Sears, Jason (Christina) Everly, and Matthew (Kellyann) Everly. He is also survived by five grandchildren Brian Evans, and Gustav, Piper, Andrew, and Rachel Everly.
Being an engineer and teacher were at the core of Jim's personality. He was a thorough problem-solver and could work around any obstacle. Whether it was fixing his mother's toaster, building a radio, or constructing a workbench, Jim knew how to get the job done and he was always willing to share that knowledge with his children and grandchildren.
As well as being a teacher, Jim loved to learn, especially about other places. Jim made travel an essential part of his children and grandchildren's life, and he made sure that while he and his family traveled, they learned something about the places they visited—the historic buildings of D.C. and Williamsburg, the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the distilleries of Kentucky, the riverwalk of Chicago, even bike rides across the plains were all open air classrooms.
The family is having a private mass at their local church and will not be making details public. To honor Jim's memory and the many others who suffer from heart conditions, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association
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