Evelyn J. Medzie 1930-2020
NORTH JACKSON — Evelyn Jane Medzie, 89, entered into eternal life Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Antonine Village, where she made her home.
Evelyn was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Clearfield, Pa., the daughter of Virginia Green Shirey and Guy Shirey.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul J. Medzie, whom she met at the Clearfield County Fair Roller Rink in Clearfield. They married July 1, 1950, and were devoted in marriage for 64 years.
She leaves many treasured memories, which include her great talent as a seamstress and her love of oil painting. Evelyn had a deep affection for teaching the Catholic faith to elementary children at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Lake Milton, where she also raised her family. She was one of the first four women to receive the St. Pius X Service Award from the Diocese of Youngstown upon her completion of studies at Kent State University.
Evelyn will be dearly missed by her children, Robert (Mary Beth) of Hilton Head, S.C., Victoria (Roger) Bowman of Martinsburg, W.Va., Thomas (Margaret) of Kent and Michele (Wayne) Sarna of Ellsworth. She leaves eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is survived by two brothers, Oscar Smith of Clearfield, Pa., and Ward Smith of Lakeview, Wash.; four sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in North Jackson.
The family would like to thank the loving staff and administration of Antonine Village for the care that brought joy and quality to Evelyn’s life and in her final days. They also thank and recognize Hospice of the Valley.
Contributions may be made to Antonine Village 2675 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson, OH 44451 and Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel. Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.