- Local Guide
Evelyn Hope Smithey, 91, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Miami County, the daughter of the late Gladys (Pence) and Carl Worthington.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (James)Maxwell, of Anna; a son, William Carl (Barbara)Brockman, of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren, James (Jill) Maxwell Jr., of Jackson Center, Tammy (Tom) Spicer, of Jackson Center, Mark Maxwell, of Marysville, and Sandra (John) Mansfield, of Sacramento, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur A. Worthington and William E. Worthington; and a sister, Neva (Worthington) Korn.
Evelyn worked at United Bank of Nevada in Reno for six years before being transferred to First Interstate Bank of California in Sacramento, where she worked for the next 25 years. She served as bank officer and was coordinator and liaison between UCB Headquarters and the California State Treasurerâ€™s Office. She was always involved in church work serving in different capacities as long as she was able. After retirement she moved back to Ohio and resided in Sidney for several years. During that time she did volunteer work at the Dorothy Love Retirement Center and the Salvation Army. Evelyn was a member of Christ the King Church in Jackson Center.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church in Jackson Center, with the Rev. Jesse McLeod officiating. A private family burial will be held at Pearl Cemetery prior to services at the church.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions may be made to Christ the King Church.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney
Condolences may be expressed at cromesfh.com.