GREENVILLE — Mrs. Helen Marie (nee: Owen) (Amrine) Evans, age 93, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 24, 2015. Mrs. Evans was born May 27, 1922, in Champaign County, near Woodstock, Ohio to the late Ralph E. and Nora (Yoder) Owen.
Mrs. Evans was a retired employee of Denison Division, Abex Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. She and husband Harold Evans moved in 1987 to Panama City, Florida. She was a longtime volunteer at the Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, in Panama City. She also is a 1940 graduate of Union City, Ohio, East Side High School. Helen loved crossword puzzles and was a fierce competitor at Scrabble. Helen enjoyed connecting with friends and relatives on Facebook, and loved seeing pictures and videos of her great-grandchildren. She played the piano and baritone, and once as a young woman, about 1940, played Under the Double Eagles on both instruments over the radio simultaneously (baritone in right hand, piano with left). Helen was very generous, never critical and a friend to all.
Helen was preceded in death by two husbands, James Wesley Amrine, Marysville, Ohio, and Harold W. Evans, Columbus, Ohio; and two brothers, Robert and James (Ted) Owen, Woodstock, Ohio.
Helen is survived by a daughter, Bonnie L. (David) Evans of Livermore, California; three sons, Dr. James W. (Louise nee: Loynachan) Amrine Jr. of Morgantown, West Virginia, Ralph P. Amrine of Columbus, Ohio, and Mark A. Amrine of Greenville, Ohio; two sisters, Louise Oswalt of Union City, Indiana, and Josephine Wilson of Monticello, Florida; three grandchildren, Erica (Russell) Anderson of New Orleans, Louisiana, Daniel (Rachel nee: Waldron) Amrine of Fairmont, West Virginia, and David (Kyra nee: Beach) Amrine of McDonough, Georgia; eight great-grandchildren, Macy Amrine, Abigail Amrine, Neil (Max) Amrine, Aiden Amrine, Caleb Amrine, Alia Amrine, Clio Anderson and Evangeline Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Cathy Amrine of Marysville, Ohio, and Anna Mae Blevins of Three Forks, Montana; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
According to Helen’s wishes, her cremains will be interred at Woodstock Cemetery in Woodstock, Ohio, on Jan. 9, 2016, at 1 p.m.; please feel free to attend. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 117 Franklin St., Union City, Ohio, at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2016, followed by a dinner. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 117 Franklin St., Union City, OH 45390 or State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com