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Evelyn R. Shaheen


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Evelyn R. Shaheen Obituary
Shaheen, Evelyn R.
1921 - 2017
Evelyn Ruth Lamb Shaheen, age 96, a resident of Columbus, Ohio since arriving during WWII to work as a "Rosie the Riveter" at the Curtis Wright airplane plant, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Dickenson County, Virginia on May 21, 1921, a daughter of the late Emmanuel and Rosa (Osborne) Lamb. She married Arnold Shaheen Sr. in November 1945, and served as vice-president of their company, Construction Electric, until 1984. Evelyn was valedictorian at Ervinton High School in Virginia and a graduate of Berea College in Berea, KY. She listened to the opera, a life-long activity that began by listening to the New York Metropolitan Opera on the radio in her youth in the Appalachian Mountains, enjoyed reading, and was a world traveler when world travel was uncommon. Evelyn attributed her longevity to a life-long practice of walking and enjoying the outdoors. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sibling, Evelyn is survived by her sister, Blanche Dunn; children, Arnold (Jeanne) Shaheen Jr., St. Augustine, FL, Christina Shaheen (Walter Bissex), Austin, TX and Miriam (Wesley) Weisenberger, Arroyo Grande, CA; stepdaughter, Nouhad Jensen, Lebanon, NJ; and beloved grandchildren, Elizabeth and Natalie Shaheen, Faris and Ramsey Bissex, Wesley Niklas Weisenberger, and Steve, Linda, Lisa and Scott Jensen. Besides her parents, Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband Arnold Shaheen Sr., and brothers and sister Charles Lamb, Hunter Lamb, and Margaret Dennis. The family would like to thank dear friends Jeanne Nagy and Dr. Matthew Vale, and grand-niece Marie Myers for the loving care shown to Evelyn and her family. Friends may call 3-5 pm Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL, 229 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Funeral Service will be held 1 pm Monday, November 13, 2017 at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Evelyn Ruth Shaheen's memory may be made to Good Samaritan Fund, c/o First Congregational Church or Berea College, CPO 2216, Berea, KY 40404. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Evelyn Ruth Shaheen.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2017
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