December 27, 1935 - January 13, 2022
Joyce Charline (Apple) Evans, 86, of Worthington, died January 13, 2022 at home. Born December 27, 1935 at Trenton, NJ to the late Charles H. Apple, Sr. and the late Vivian Van Hise. Joyce married her college sweetheart, the late Richard (Dick) Abbott Evans, Sr. (d. March 12, 2020), in 1956, officiated by the groom’s father, the late Rev. Colonel Albert L. Evans, Army Chaplain and Presbyterian Minister. They were married for 63 devoted years. She is survived by her children, Charles Richard (Mary), Richard Abbott, Jr. (Deborah), Charline Joyce Evans (Jay) Boyer; 12 grandchildren, Christina, Jennifer, Mandy, Christopher, Jessica, Cori, Chelsea, Hannah, Aaron, Collin, Mary Joyce, Joshua, and 5 great grandchildren. Joyce graduated from George School in 1953 and graduated the College of Wooster in 1957 where she was a cheerleader for the Fighting Scots. A devoted mother, grandmother, and Spanish teacher, Joyce spent many years serving the Presbyterian Church (USA) as Acting Director and as a member of the Scioto Valley Presbytery Council. Joyce was a 55-year member, long-time Elder, choir member, ESL volunteer, and a 30-year Clerk of Session and Secretary of the Congregation for Worthington Presbyterian Church. A seasoned traveler, bicycler, and first mate, Joyce traveled on many extended family vacations in the USA and Canada, and throughout the world with her husband. Joyce will be interred, and ashes mixed with her husband Richard, in the Worthington Presbyterian Church Columbarium, where together they will forever rest in the shadow of the sanctuary they dearly loved. A funeral service and interment will be held Monday, February 21 at 11:00 am at the Worthington Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Worthington Presbyterian Church Mission Ministry.
Joyce Charline (Apple) Evans, 86, of Worthington, died January 13, 2022 at home. Born December 27, 1935 at Trenton, NJ to the late Charles H. Apple, Sr. and the late Vivian Van Hise. Joyce married her college sweetheart, the late Richard (Dick)... View Obituary & Service Information
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