Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Lois “Evelyn” Younkin-Silver, 91, of Jeromesville passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at her residence.

She was born on February 24, 1932, in Chester Township, OH to Lewis and Mary Bower Metcalf.  Evelyn was blessed to have found love twice in her life. Her first husband, Tom Younkin, preceded her in death in 2000.  Her second husband, Tom Silver, preceded her in death in 2019.

Evelyn grew up on a dairy farm and attended both Smithville and Wooster high schools.  She was a graduate of Ashland College where she earned her Master’s in Education. She was an elementary teacher with Ashland City Schools for 30 years. Evelyn was member, and financial secretary, at Oak Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a prior member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ashland where she played in the bell choir.  She was also a member of the “Lois Club”.  Evelyn was an active with Ashland County Habitat for Humanity.  She loved square dancing with the Gnat Boxers Square Dance Club.  Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, reading, puzzles, working in her flower beds, and feeding the hummingbirds. She especially enjoyed attending her grandkid’s 4-H and sporting events.  Evelyn enjoyed taking golf cart rides on the family farm.  She will be remembered as a very special person who enjoyed chit-chatting and catching up with friends and family.  Evelyn loved baking goodies for family and friends.

She is survived by her children Penny (Mark) Jones of Jeromesville, Jim (Nancy) Younkin of Louisville, KY, Jack Younkin of Tampa, FL, Cindy (Philip) Duby of Pace, FL; Jeff Younkin of Norton and Jody (Patti) Younkin of Cincinnati; grandchildren Josh, Caley, Heather, Kenny, Lyndsay, Christopher, Brooke, Chelsea and Jacob; and many loving great-grandchildren; a sister Helen Hayden of West Layfette, IN; a brother Sheldon Metcalf of Wooster.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by brothers Chuck Metcalf and John Metcalf; and daughter-in-law Lynn Younkin.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Oak Chapel United Methodist Church, 4203 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster, with Pastor John Finn officiating.  Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, November 20, 2023, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Oak Chapel United Methodist Church, 4203 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster, OH 44691.

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  1. Aunt Evelyn was very special to me and helped me through alot after Dads passing. She was always there to help while I was growing up. She will be missed by many. Sending my condolences to her Family. Love you all.

  2. Evelyn was the best, her beautiful smile was priceless I enjoyed our talks at church and at her and Tom’s. They are both deeply missed. Til we meet again beautiful lady. To her family my deepest sympathy.

  3. Penny and family.
    I am so sorry to read about the death of your mother. It brings back such good memories of our times at Grant Street School and a slumber party with Twister involved and Diane Sprague – I have a photo.
    Thinking of you. We live in Florida now and are loving retirement. Our parents and older sister, Robin, and my dad’s sister have all passed away. So many fond memories of running into you, Penny, and seeing how VERY much you look like your mom – who I always thought was very beautiful…and knew she was so kind.
    My prayers are with you all.

  4. Evelyn was such a treasure and such a graceful woman. I always enjoyed talking with her and exchanging smiles. She always lit up the room and she will be missed.

  5. We respected and enjoyed Evelyn so very much. It was obvious that she was remembered by her students from many years ago!

  6. I will always be honored and humbled with Evelyn as my second mom. She brought such love and joy and awesome common sense to the Silver clan. I will miss her forever. My love and prayers to all in her family.

  7. Marie, Mark and the Silver family – we are so sorry to hear about the loss of a truly wonderful person. If there is anything Kylie and I can do to support you all and your family during this time, we are just a phone call away.

  8. Penny,
    So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was such a beautiful class act LADY!
    Having lost both of my parents I understand your loss.
    May God bless and give you comfort.
    The days back at Grant Street Elementary are fond memories.


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