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Evelyn Marie Garnes
Evelyn Marie Garnes (Benchoff, Neugebauer) passed away on January 6, 2019. Mom was born July 14, 1930 in Rittman to Guy E. and Mary (Killough) Benchoff. She graduated from Doylestown High School in the class of 1948. She retired as a Customer Service Manager at Wright Tool & Forge in Barberton in 1994 after 27 years of service.
Mom had the biggest heart and each of her children, grandchildren, family and friends knew that mom loved them unconditionally. She always said “it’s not the things you have that count in life, but the people.” Mom enjoyed working in her yard, golfing with her buddies at Loyal Oak Golf Course, league bowling for years, playing euchre every chance she had, being with family, and let us not forget – a good shot of blackberry brandy in 7Up every now and then. Mom’s faith in God and knowing that she is now with him, and free from the constraints of Alzheimer’s, makes letting her go a little easier.
Surviving are her children, Debra Klein, Vernon (Paula) Neugebauer, Ed Neugebauer, Ann (Bob) Burks; and daughter from another mother, Cheryl Withnell; as well as eight-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves brother, Karl (Katie) Benchoff of Wooster; and sisters, Joy Neugebauer of Westminster, CA, and Marilyn (Ken) Zimmerly of Wooster.
She was preceded in death by husband, Joe Garnes (2005); and former husband and father to her four children, Verne Neugebauer (1985); as well as five brothers and two sisters.
Mom we will always love you and miss you, but know that we will see you again someday. Thank you for your love, guidance, and support through the years. You are the best!
A very special thank you goes out to all the staff members at Arden Courts of Bath for the special love and care you showed our mom and entire family. We could not have survived this journey without you. Additionally, thank you to the nurses and aides from Crossroads Hospice.
Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd. on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m., where services will be held at 5 p.m. Rev. Gary A.Smith officiating. Private interment will be held at Rittman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307-2234, in memory of Evelyn.
Not a day goes by that I dont miss you.......
Ann May 28 2019 12:00 AM
Ann I really enjoyed being around your mom! I had fun with her on the golf course and playing euchre with her. What a great lady she was. I will miss her.
Paula Fisher Jan 13 2019 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom...she was such a neat lady! My heart breaks for all of you! Prayers & Hugs!
Betty L Plusquellic Jan 12 2019 12:00 AM
Dearest friend Ann,
My heart breaks for you & your family at the loss of your dear sweet Mother, but we all know that she is with Jesus now & that we will all see her again.
Much love to all of you. Rest in Peace, dear Mother.
April Pascu Jan 10 2019 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn Garnes
Rachele Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM
Ed and Vernon, our thoughts and prayers are with you while Mom rests in peace with God!
Pamela and David Milazzo Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM
How lucky I am to have a second mother that showed me so much love. It just proves you dont have to be biological to be family. I will always cherish the memories and carry her in my heart.
Cheryl Withnell Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM
This is sweet Ann!
Rosh Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM
Great-aunt Evelyn was such a sweetheart. She always had a huge smile on her face and hugs for everyone. She will be greatly missed.
Jennette Barcus (Benchoff) Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM
Vernon & Paula,
May the Dove of Peace be on your shoulders during this most difficult time.
Carla Collins Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM