HANOVERTON - Evelyn Rose Whitehead, 71, of Wisner Rd., died at 7:51 p.m. Friday at the Select Specialty Hospital in Canton following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Whitehead was born Aug. 27, 1940 in New Waterford, a daughter of the late Elmer and Alda Belle (Wollam) Coulter.
She worked at one time as a waitress at various restaurants on the Ohio Turnpike and also at the former Wick Hotel.
Mrs. Whitehead attended the Lisbon Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur "Art" Whitehead, whom she married June 30, 1961; daughters, Kimberly (Mike) Finnegin and Brenda Lyon, both of Louisville, Ohio; sons, Kevin Arthur Whitehead of Canton and Shawn D. Whitehead of Akron; sisters, Peggy (Joe) Borroni of Unity, Ohio and Betty (Harry) Neff of Minerva, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitehead was preceded in death by five siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Woodsdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Friends may also view this obituary and send condolences online at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.