Evelyn J. Shearer, 76, of Upper Sandusky, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Bucyrus Community Hospital in Bucyrus.
Evelyn was born Jan. 13, 1938, in West Union, to George Dewey and Lucille Scott Preston Sr. both of whom are deceased. She was once married to Gus Brewer, Harvey Shoemaker and Ujah Hensel, all of whom are deceased.
She then married Clinton “Bud” Shearer on June 10, 1995, and he survives in Upper Sandusky.
She is also survived by five children; William (Valerie) Brewer of Upper Sandusky, Carol (Layton) Sweitzer of Nevada, Ohio, Brenda Huggins of Upper Sandusky, Debi Shoemaker of Kenton and Richie Shoemaker of Upper Sandusky; 14 grandchildren, Billy Joseph Brewer, Crystal (Pat) Randall, Jessica (Cliff) Constien, Zach Morris, Chad (Sandy) Sweitzer, Todd (Laura) Sweitzer, Doug Pollock, Chasity Shoemaker, Wesley Shoemaker, Shaley Clements, Luke (Karson) Shoemaker, Ivy Shoemaker, Coy Shoemaker and Mazzy Shoemaker; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother Gary (Pat) Preston and a sister Wanda Osman, both of West Union.
She was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Lainey Shoemaker; three brothers, George D. Preston Jr., Jim Deloss Preston; a brother in infancy; and a sister ,Barbara Ann Blye.
Evelyn retired from the former U-Brand Corporation in Upper Sandusky after 22 years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Upper Sandusky, where she helped with the nursery and vacation bible school. She and her husband Clinton were part of a gospel singing group called Calvary Road along with Becky Ward, Joann Taylor and Lori Frost, and over the years sang throughout Ohio.
For hobbies, she enjoyed crocheting, and keeping her house neat and tidy, with everything having its place.
She will be remembered for her work ethic and, more importantly, for her love for her Savior and family.
The Rev. Gary Stumbo officiates funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky where visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.