Evelyn Louise Josey Johnson-Smith
Evelyn was a member of the Limestone CEOS Club, where she had held many offices, past member of the Fountain Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Fountain Ruritan Club and attended the Fountain Gospel Chapel. In 2010, she was awarded the National Ruritan of the Year.
She loved to sew, so she went to Keyser Garment and set
zippers for 19-1/2 years. In 1975 she opened her own mending shop near
Evelyn has made hundreds of quilts; many have been donated to benefit needy people and donated Veteran quilts to area veterans. She won a National Blue Ribbon in 1986 on a candle wicked handmade quilt, which had taken four years to complete. She enjoyed sharing her love of quilting by teaching several classes in the area.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Hetzel Johnson II and wife Nancy, her daughter Jeannie Johnson; her granddaughter, Dawn Johnson, and her sister, Sue Rich. She is also survived by four step-children, two step-grandchildren, a special nephew/son, Dave Johnson, several other nephews and nieces, a special friend, Saundra Kay Paugh and many friends.
Evelyn told everyone she had a full life, doing what she
enjoyed and never bored. She always said she was a fortunate woman, had two
wonderful children, two of the best men in the world for husbands, wonderful
friends and neighbors, health to live a long life and be able to do the things
she loved to do to the end. Love you all.
Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm. Funeral service will follow at 1pm with Pastor Michael Goldizen officiating.
Due to the current health concerns, face masks are
recommended and guests are asked to please observe all social distancing
Interment will be in
If desired, donations may be made in memory of Evelyn Johnson Smith to Mineral County Relay For Life 612 W. Piedmont Street, Keyser, WV 26726
Published in Mineral Daily
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