Evelyn Marie Wilkins

1928 - 2019

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Evelyn (Eve) Wilkins, 91, of Findlay, went home to Heaven on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Bridge Hospice, Findlay, Ohio. She is rejoicing in the presence of her Lord and Savior and in the arms of Richard, her husband of 63 years. After meeting at the age of 11, having never dated another, Eve and Richard were married February 1, 1945, until his passing on January 13, 2011. She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Bernard and Elwood Ike. Eve is survived by a daughter, Beverle (Bob) Yoder; three sons: James (Ann), Jon Timothy (Robin), and Rob (Melanie) Wilkins; nine grandchildren: Robin Lager, Bethany Allen, Tanya Height, James Wilkins, Jonathan Wilkins, Tabitha Stevens, Taylor Wilkins, Ethan Wilkins, and Annalyse Perez; and 13 (soon to be 14) great-grandchildren. In addition to caring for her children and grandchildren, loving each uniquely, she also served as manager of the Hello Shop in Findlay, OH and Lorain, OH, where she earned a reputation as an excellent manager and caring employer. Evelyn was actively involved in the ministry of the church her entire life. Her faith empowered her to do what she did best - shape and invest in the lives of nearly everyone she encountered. Visitation will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Zanesfield Community Chapel in Zanesfield, OH, with the funeral immediately following at 12:00pm. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Zanesfield Community Chapel [Map]
    4754 Co Rd 10
    Zanesfield, Ohio 43360
    Wednesday, November 27th 2019 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, November 27th 2019 - 12:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    Zanesfield Community Chapel [Map]
    4754 Co Rd 10
    Zanesfield, Ohio 43360

  • Final Resting Place:

    Zanesfield Cemetery [Map]

    Zanesfield, Ohio

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To : The family of Evelyn Wilkins
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Jerry Lou Tallman Brose
So sorry to hear of Evelyn's passing. She was quite a lady. We will surely miss her at the alumni every spring. She touched the lives of many people and made many many memories, cling to them and she will live on. She always reminded me of how my father called her "Little Ike" and had many stories of him. We always had a good laugh.



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