HANOVERTON - Evelyn Rose Whitehead, 71, of Wisner Rd., passed away at 7:51 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Canton following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Whitehead was born August 27, 1940 in New Waterford, Ohio, a daughter of the late Elmer and Alda Belle (Wollam) Coulter.
She worked at one time as a waitress at various restaurants on the Ohio Turnpike and also at the former Wick Hotel.
Mrs. Whitehead attended the Lisbon Church of the Nazarene; was a greeter at the Lisbon Senior Citizens; enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crafting; and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur "Art" Whitehead, whom she married June 30, 1961; daughters, Kimberly (Mike) Finnegin and Brenda Lyon, both of Louisville, Ohio; sons, Kevin Arthur Whitehead of Canton and Shawn D. Whitehead of Akron; sisters, Peggy (Joe) Borroni of Unity, Ohio and Betty (Harry) Neff of Minerva, Ohio; ten grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitehead was preceded in death by five siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Woodsdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2pm to 4pm and from 7pm to 9pm, Tuesday and from 10 am until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Friends may also view this obituary and send condolences online at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.