Evlyn Leone Holler, 88, of Richmond Indiana, entered eternal life on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Assurance Health near Cincinnati. She was born February 8, 1933, in Nansemond County, Virginia, to John Marvin and Esther Rose (Smith) Suthard, the fifth child of twelve born to her family.
She grew up on the family’s small farm in the village of Fairview, near Asheville North Carolina, and graduated from Fairview High School. After high school, she attended Berea College in Kentucky and subsequently graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1968 where she was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business. She was a Social Worker and held positions at the Wayne County Department of Public Welfare in Richmond, Indiana, and at the Indiana State Department of Public Welfare in Indianapolis.
She made a career change in the mid-1980s, successfully completing a two-year course of study in Medical Laboratory Technology. She was a Licensed Medical Laboratory Technician (LMLT) and worked in physician offices and hospital laboratories in Brewton and Robertsdale, Alabama.
Upon retirement, she applied for service in the Peace Corps. She was accepted and served two years on the island of St Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean. She worked in the local schools setting up Junior Achievement programs, establishing telephone service in the schools, and mentoring the students toward building a successful life for themselves and their families.
She was a member of St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Richmond and participated in parish-sponsored studies of the Catholic Faith. She was a member of Catholic Women United and was on Team 16 of the Christ Renews His Parish retreat program. Father Todd Riebe was very special to her.
Her hobbies included reading, knitting, and crocheting. She met her future husband and father of her two children when they were both members of a Roller Skating Dance Club in Newark, Ohio.
Evlyn was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Walter J Holler, Jr. in 1957; her former husband, Roger W Herider in 1995; brothers John Jr, Charles, Henry, and Clarence; sisters Martha and Alice.
Survivors include her daughters Cecelia Holler and Evelyn Miller of Richmond, IN, son-in-law Deacon James R Miller, grandchildren Jenny Priest, David Ruddell, James A Miller, Kimberly Vournazos, Shelly McClure, and Patricia Davis, great-grandchildren Karter Ruddell, Isaiah, Ian, and Joseph Vournazos, Gabe, Ava, and Addy McClure, Trey and Ethan Davis, and Averleigh Miller.
Four sisters and one brother also survive including Vivian James of Huntersville, NC, Hazel Printz of Dupont, WA, Sharon Cramer of Longview, WA, Catherine Suthard of Richmond, IN, Mitchell Suthard of Denton TX, and numerous nieces and nephews.
It was Evlyn’s wish that she be cremated. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 18 at St Andrew Catholic Church of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Richmond, IN with Father Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj officiating. Immediately following, Deacon Jim Miller will officiate a graveside service in St Mary Catholic Cemetery in Richmond.
Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family via the guest book at stegallberheideorr.com.