Evelyn L. Host, 83, a resident of Cambridge Warren, Warren, Pa. and formerly of Wrightsville, Pa. died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Warren General Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born in Clarion County on May 13, 1929, the daughter of the late Clement S. (Toot) and Mabel Kaness Gesin. She married Alvin B. Host on October 16, 1948 at the Washington Methodist Church. Evelyn worked and raised her family on the farm in Corry, Pa. for many years. The family then moved to Lottsville, Pa. and she operated Host's Grocery, then retired and moved to Wrightsville, Pa. She loved going on the yearly trips with her daughters, especially where there was a body of water and little craft shops where she shopped until she dropped. She would listen for hours to her music and spark up the dinner table with her humor. She enjoyed collecting a large number of Tea Pots, she was an avid crocheter and seamstress.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin B. Host, who died August 9, 1999, and a brother Clyde E. (Dick) Gesin. Surviving are two daughters Sandra A. (Robert) Nelson of Warren, Pa., and Sherry E. (Timothy G.) Curry of Tiona, Pa., one son Dell A. Host of Hanover, Pa., her grandchildren, Carrie E. Nelson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Michael T. (Melanie) Curry of Warren, Pa., Matthew D. (Jodi) Curry of Homer City, Pa., Rachel S. Host, Crystal R. Host, Katie N. Host, Melanie E (Christopher) Ross all of Hanover, Pa., three greatgrandchildren Amberly, Alva and Chase Curry, a sister Dixie Schrum of Lickinsville, Pa., several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Kevin Peace, Elder with the Warren Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Interment will be in Wrightsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.