Evelyn Eileen Stayrook, 77, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
She was born in Nelsonville on Aug. 10, 1936, to the late Elmer and Beatrice Nelson Rutter. She also was preceded in death by siblings, Geraldine Davis, Martha Heinlein, Elmer Rutter and Arthur Rutter.
On Oct. 29, 1956, she married Earl Junior Stayrook at the Stony Creek Church of the Brethren and he survives, along with their children, Mark Alan Stayrook, Lisa Marie (Karl) Kennedy and Susan Renée Dearth, all of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Ben (Renae) Kennedy, Andy Kennedy and Katie, Kristy and Kody Riley; great-grandchildren, Kendra, Hailey and Lauren Kennedy, Lucy Flood and Troy Hughes; great-stepgrandchild, Jason Wilson; great-great-stepgrandchildren, Zayden and Xavier; sisters, Mary Rutter of Bellefontaine, Edith (Richard) Akers of Vandalia and Bonnie Cook of Toledo, Loretta Sue Rutter of Pennsylvania; and a brother, Larry (Wanda) Rutter of Pomeroy.
Evelyn received her nursing degree from Mercy Hospital in Springfield and worked as an LPN at Mary Rutan Hospital for 45 years, retiring in 2001.
She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. A collector of angels and she loved her flower garden, especially her roses.
Pastor Fred Clogg officiates a service at 1 p.m. Friday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is two hours prior. Burial is in the Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Brethren, 534 S. Detroit St., Bellefontaine OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.