A Celebration of Life Service for Eva B. Johnson, age 97, of Newark, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark with Chaplain Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hanover Cemetery.
Eva passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). She was born June 13, 1921 in Hanover, Ohio to the late Dewey and Lillie (Shannon) Sudduth.
Eva was a dedicated 75-year member of Wright Memorial United Methodist Church in Newark. She loved to bake and create all types of sweets, including her favorites, chocolate chip cookies and delicious cinnamon rolls. Eva loved chocolate of all kinds, especially the milk chocolate Milky Way candy bar.
She also was an avid fan of Lawrence Welk, watching his show each Saturday night when the show aired. Those who knew Eva best understood she was always in motion, whether she was traveling across the United States with her husband, Eugene or creating her signature caramel Christmas candy.
She is survived by a son, Wayne (Becky) Johnson of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Dianna S. Johnson of Newark; daughter-in-law, Carol Johnson of Vermilion; four grandchildren, Dr. Kevin (Anna) Johnson, Dr. Juliet (Charley) DePriest, Tatum (Kevin) Annett and Travis Tharp; six great-grandchildren, Anthony Johnson, Amanda Annett, Alex Annett, Turner Tharp, Tanner Tharp and Tyler Tharp; a nephew; and numerous cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Virgil “Eugene” Johnson (2005); a son, Dale Johnson (2017); and two sisters, Jean Carpenter (2017) and “Dottie" Diller (1987).
Family and friends are welcome to call on Friday, March 8, from 4-7 p.m. at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made in Eva’s name to Wright Memorial United Methodist Church, 735 Mount Vernon Road, Newark, Ohio 43055.
Eva was a beautiful lady with a warm and friendly smile. Eva's husband Gene, worked with my husband for many years, both lovely people. If my memory serves me right I had her granddaughter Julie in school at North Elementary. God bless the whole family. You have our sympathy. Nancy LeBlanc
Eva was a kind, caring, beautiful woman. I will always remember her for her sweet gentle nature. I won’t eat a Buckeye or a Cinnamon Roll again without thinking of her!! Wishing you peace in this difficult time.
So sorry for the loss of your mother Wayne, sending prayers for your family and hoping that your wonderful memories will comfort you.
Eva was a very sweet lady who reminded me of my own mother. She will be missed. My sympathy goes out to her family.