Evelyn M. Fielitz, 93 years, of Alvordton, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, Bryan. Evelyn was born August 16, 1922 in Albany, New York, the daughter of the late Alva and Christina (Speiser) Reed. She married Jack Hill and the marriage ended in divorce. She then married James V. Fielitz on January 2, 1946 in Bryan, and he preceded her in death on March 25, 1983. Evelyn worked for several area factories, including, Fayette Tubular, LA Choy, Spangler Candy Company and the Carbon Factory in West Unity. She retired from Allied Moulded in 1984. Evelyn attended the Alvordton United Brethren Church. She enjoyed making plastic canvases, tending to her garden and flower beds, watching hummingbirds and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Surviving are her five children, David (Dorothy Carr) Hill of Alvordton, Terry (Connie) Fielitz of Orange City, Florida, Sandra Jackson of Hartford, Kentucky, Tamara Benoit of Alvordton and Suzette Strayer of Alvordton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren as well as many others that she considered to be grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both her husbands, one grandson, Rex Harding and three brothers, Russell, Kenneth and Bernell Reed.
Visitation for Evelyn M. Fielitz will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity. Funeral services for Evelyn will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in the funeral home with Pastor Dan VanArsdalen officiating. Private interment will take place in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer, Ohio.