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Ruth 'Evelyn' Caldwell

Reflector • Dec 6, 2019 at 9:13 AM

NORWALK — Ruth “Evelyn” Caldwell, 80, of Norwalk, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Gaymont Nursing Center.

Born March 31, 1939, in Fredericktown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Virginia (Kehrwecker) Seif. She was a 1957 Fredericktown High School graduate and went on to earn her Diploma in Nursing from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus, in 1960.

Having a passion for helping others, Evelyn worked as a Registered Nurse at Fisher Titus Medical Center in Norwalk and Mercy Hospital/Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was a member of Brighton Congregational Church in Wellington, where she served as the Missions Director and was a member of the Prayer Circle. For many years she and her husband supported Compassion International children through monthly giving. In her spare time, she enjoyed her family and grandchildren and her hobbies included sewing, quilting, gardening and playing cards. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and spending time with family celebrating the birth of the Lord Jesus.

Evelyn leaves behind her loving husband of 40 years, Robert Caldwell; sister, Wilma Lepore of Norwalk; children, Paul (Lorraine Caldwell ) Burt, of Atlanta, Janet (Jake) Ballard, of Collins, Lou Ann (Mark) Wiegand, of Oberlin, Rob (Gerry) Caldwell, of Wellington. She was loved and cherished by many and was the kindest and most gentle grandmother to 14 grandchildren, Rachel (Paul) Hodges, Gina (Jason) Woody, Magen (Jason) Powell, Shawna (Chad) Schofield, Matthew (Rachel) Caldwell, Zach Caldwell, Bethany (Trent) Lowenstein, Derek Zook, Jesse Burt, Brenna (Mitchell) Brewer, Zachary Caldwell, Heidi Wiegand, Jacob Wiegand, McKenzie Caldwell and Riley Caldwell; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Of interest, Evelyn met her husband Robert, (father of Lorraine) at her son Paul’s wedding to Lorraine Caldwell and the two were married that same year.

Family and friends will be received 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Brighton Congregational Church, 2286 Ohio 511 in Wellington, and she will be laid to rest following at Brighton Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.

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