Evelyn M. Schlabach, 91, 0f Walnut Creek died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Walnut Hills Nursing home following a period of declining health. She was born July 24, 1926 in Holmes County to the late Sylvanus and Ella (Miller) Hershberger.
She was retired from the former Owens-Illinois in Berlin, drove for the Amish Community for many years and was a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. She was married on July 24, 1948 to Roy Schlabach and he died on May 20, 2005.
She is survived by her children; Bruce (Janet) Schlabach of West Liberty and Sharon Yackey of Sugarcreek, son-in-law; Paul Stutzman of Berlin, grandchildren; Joshua (Christina) Yackey, Sara (Chad) Hochstetler, Melissa (Tom) Saunders, Rodrick (Jill) Stutzman, Kristin (Trevor) Thomas, Bradley (fiancé Kati) Schlabach, Brian (Anna) Yoder Schlabach, and Jillian Schlabach, and 14great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her two daughters; Vicki and Mary, 2 sons-in-law; Gary Yackey and Richard Troyer, and 8 siblings.
Services will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM (Noon) at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church with Pastor Don Hamsher officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 10 AM-12 PM (Noon) at the Church prior to Services. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.