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(October 21, 1919 - August 5, 2013)

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EVELYN M. ARDY (nee Urban). Beloved wife of the late Joseph J. for 59 years. They met at a vaudeville audition. She sang, he played harmonica. Joseph was a regular performer (harmonica) on WGAR, Cleveland in the 1930's and a WWII veteran. Evelyn was the mother of Joen Bozarth of Calhoun, GA, Joyce Rusnak of Vermilion, OH, Rev. Joseph Ardy of Cleburne, TX, and John Ardy of Thousand Oaks, CA. Grandmother of Kathryn Hathcock, John Michael Bozarth (deceased), Colleen Barnovsky, Kathleen Webb, Michael Ditzel, Matthew Rusnak, Samantha Ardy, David Ardy, and Annemarie Ardy. Great-grandmother of eight. Evelyn was the first female high school cheerleader in Cleveland and student editor of her high school newspaper. After graduation, she was a 'stringer' for the Cleveland Press, a Feature Editor for the Medina County Gazette - a first for a woman in Ohio. Evelyn also served for several years as editor of the American Society of Personnel Administrators magazine. She was listed in "Who's Who in American Women" in 1973, and "Who's Who in Women of Achievement" in 2000. Early in their marriage, Evelyn and Joseph provided a foster home to over 40 children for a period of 12+ years specializing in young boys who had been abused. Evelyn retired from PPG at age 78. She worked in International Marketing and taught herself Japanese. In later life, Evelyn became a Lector, reading lessons from Scripture during Masses at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church, Berea, OH. For a few years she lived in Texas and attended Ascension Lutheran Church where her son, Joseph, is pastor. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 24, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 66 Adalbert St., Berea, OH at 11:00 A.M. The long-time pastor and personal friend of Evelyn, the Rev. Fr. Keller officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested by the family to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.

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