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Tressa Jo (Jody) EVANS

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EVANS, Tressa Jo "Jody" age 54, passed away on January 1, 2013 after a long battle with lung cancer. She was a fighter and fought hard to be with her family for as long as she could. Jody was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 27, 1958. She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen "Kitty" Rapp; her brother, Tim Evans; her dear grandparents, Lorena and Ed Volk, her uncle, Ralph Trimborn. She is survived by her daughter, Lyndsay Foster; her precious grandson, Dohnavan Collins; her sister, Sherri (Lon) Richardson; her aunt, Shirley Trimborn; her uncle, Ed (Bev) Volk; her aunt, Connie (Dennis) Hammes; her cousin, Mindy Pohlabeln. She was also survived by her very special nieces and nephews who she adored and was more like a grandma to them; Kevin (Mel) McGovern; Matt McGovern; Justin (Jennifer)Evans; Karisa (Charlie)Steed; Nicholas and Christina Pohlabeln; Nick Hammes; her great nieces, Lux McGovern, Raegan McGovern, Kale Evans and Paisley Steed. She is also survived by a special friend, Elizabeth Burton, and many other family and friends. Jody was a strong woman and a fighter to the end. She would make sure she protected her family, and they always came first to her. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her very much. Services for Jody will be held on Tuesday, January 8th at 1:30 p.m., Newcomer Funeral Home, Needmore Road, Dayton, Ohio. A viewing will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on January 8th just prior to the services. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Hospice who made sure that Jody was comfortable and pain-free in her final days. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. To send a special online message to the family, please visit www.NewcomerDayton.com. You will always be Dohnavan's "Ninnie" and no grandmother could have loved their grandchild more. Your family will miss you, but you will always be in our hearts. You are now one of our special "red birds".

Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 6, 2013
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