SCHUSSLER, Evelyn Cockley, 86, of Colerain, died Friday, November 16, 2012, at Liza's Place, Wheeling, after a courageous fight with breast cancer.
She was born and raised in Somerset County, PA, on February 1, 1926, daughter of the late Eber and Marguerite (Lepley) Cockley.
She was a 60-year member of Colerain Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and deacon, and she also sang in the choir. She had a very strong faith. She was active in Ohio State PTA and volunteered at OVMC for over 20 years, and was active in the hospital auxiliary. A 1947 graduate of Heidelberg College, she married Dale M. Schussler in 1949. She was also a avid bridge player.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale M. Schussler, in 2001.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Christine (Gary) Schrickel of St. Clairsville; a son, Fred (Linda) Schussler of Akron; 11 grandchildren: Brian (Andrea), and Brady (Danielle) Schrickel, Ben (Jessi), Andy, Caleb (Amber), Tim, Jake, Charlie, and Rachel Schussler, Halley (Chad) Shumway and Cara Cooper; and seven great grandchildren, Claire, Lydia, Evan, Lena, and Luke Schrickel, Brianna, and Cory Schussler.
Friends are invited to a celebration of Evelyn's life on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 2-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, and then on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Colerain Presbyterian Church, Colerain, with the Rev. Joe Ellis officiating.
Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colerain Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 96, Colerain, OH 43916; or Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
To leave a condolence, please visit www.wilsonfuneralhomes.com.