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Services and Internment will be at a later date in Cambridge MD.
Loved this lady! So very sorry for your loss, sending good thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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Obituary for Sammy June (Pratt) Evans

Sammy June (Pratt) Evans 2023-2015

Sammy June (Pratt) Evans

06/26/2023 - 01/24/2015

Sammy Evans passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of January 24, 2015. She was 91. Sammy had lived at the Inn at Olentangy Trail for the last 3 ½ years. Her family wishes to thank all of the staff at the Inn, especially her caregivers, for the love and devotion they showed to her. They recognized that she had a strong personality, and they often referred to her as being “feisty”. Sammy was born in Letcher County KY on June 26, 1923 to Samuel James Pratt and Nannie Elizabeth (Horne) Pratt. The family moved to Bethel VA when Sammy was young, and it was there she grew up and attended high school. She attended a two-year college to obtain a general secretarial degree, paid for by her father with crops from their farm. She moved to Washington D.C. during World War II, where she worked for the New Zealand government. During that time, she met her future husband, John G. (Jack) Evans Jr. They met on the Virginia Tech campus, where Jack worked with her father at the University power plant. They were married on June 19, 1950 and moved to Toledo Ohio. They resided in Toledo for over 30 years. Sammy volunteered for the Red Cross, was a member of the ASME Ladies Auxiliary, bowled in many leagues, enjoyed many bridge clubs and raised one son. As Jack progressed through different positions with the Toledo Edison Company, Sammy took on a role as an unofficial “greeter” for the wives of newly hired engineers. She very much enjoyed introducing folks to all that Toledo had to offer. In the 1980’s, Sammy and Jack retired to California MD on the Chesapeake Bay. She and Jack loved to have folks join them for sails on the Bay in their sailboat. During this time, she volunteered at the White House Post Office, with her friends from Southern MD. She delighted in receiving the White House’ official Christmas ornament each year, and having it prominently displayed. In 2006, Sammy and Jack moved to Lewis Center (Columbus) OH to be near their two grandsons. They remained there until their passings. Sammy was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 57 years, Jack; her sisters Eloise and Mary; and brother Jim. She is survived by her son; John G. (Lisa Henry) Evans III and her grandsons Nathan Henry Evans and Colin Richards Evans. Internment will be at a later date in Cambridge MD. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mt. Carmel Foundation, with a designation to Hospice/Palliative Care at