Evelyn Ruth Eich Sunderlin, 83, of Lancaster, Ohio, former resident of Columbus, Ohio, died with her family by her side on Friday, June 4, 2010 at Fairfield Medical Center.
She was a retired pharmacist. She graduated from Ohio Northern University with a B.S. Degree in Pharmacy Class of 1949. She was in the first class to graduate women in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University.
She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio, Women of the Church, Kappa Epsilon, Esther Williams Swim Group, Sang in the church choir and at Carriage Court. Evelyn was an avid artist, gourmet cook, devoted card player, gardener, and loved to travel and crochet.
She is survived by her two sons, John Timothy Sunderlin of Columbus, Ohio, and James Thomas (Barbara Anne) Sunderlin of Rockbridge, Ohio; six grandchildren, Hillary Linette (Chad) Miller of Bremen, Ohio, Juli Elizabeth Sunderlin of Pennsylvania, Thomas James Sunderlin of Rockbridge, Ohio, Daniel James (Shari Foertch) Sunderlin of Akron, Ohio, Jessica Marie (Brian) Maxwell and Kristopher Paul Sunderlin all of Columbus, Ohio; five great grandchildren, Kaylee Ashton, Kylee Nicole, Matthew William and Chase Braden Miller and Dexter Michael Sunderlin; brother, Robert (Susan) Eich of Poland, Ohio; sister, Dorothy (William) Hahn of Dayton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Jean Eich of Poland, Ohio; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Elizabeth Eich; ex-husband, John Timothy Sunderlin; brother, William Eich; and nephew, Allen Eich.
Funeral service will be held June 8, 2010, Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 405 N. COLUMBUS ST., LANCASTER, OHIO 43130 with Rev. Michael Coates officiating.
Burial to follow in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, Ohio. Friends may visit Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given to Concordia Lutheran Church, 225 Schoolhouse Ln., Columbus, Ohio 43228. www.concordiacolumbus.com