SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Evelyn Ruth Froelicher, age 86, of North Kingsville, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 15, 2014, at Saybrook Landing, Saybrook Township, Ohio.
She was born July 6, 1927, in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of Carl A. and Mary Catherine (Humphrey) Johnson. Evelyn graduated from Meadville High School in Meadville, Pa. and had resided in North Kingsville since 1960.
In her early years, she worked as a lab technician at the America Viscoe in Meadville, Pa. Later she also worked as a lab technician at MFG and Rockwell Plastics in Ashtabula and finally at Premix in North Kingsville where she retired in 1987.
She was creative, inventive and a real problem solver. She had a candle making business and liked doing ceramics and painting. She knitted and sewed, making clothes for her family and herself. Evelyn loved refinishing furniture and even did some reupholstering. She golfed and played cards. She canned food from her and Paul’s garden.
Evelyn lived in Mexico for a while as a young woman and always loved to travel, taking trips cross country and to Europe. For several years, she and Paul each drove motorcycles and did many road trips together.
She and two other friends founded the North Kingsville Garden Club and she stayed very active in it for years. After retirement, Evelyn spent much of her time in her garden and in the gardens of her friends, family and the community, spreading and sharing her love of flowers and landscaping. She enjoyed all things flowers using many of her own to make pressed and dried flower items. She well deserved her “Flower Lady” title.
She had a great love for reading and creative writing. Along with her husband and several friends, Evelyn was instrumental in the development, writing and publication of a small local paper called The Villager. She loved researching and writing articles and making friends along the way.