Obituaries » Giovanna 'Evon' L. Mikesell
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February 27, 1929 - May 20, 2022
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Giovanna ‘Evon’ L. Mikesell, age 93 of Lima, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at 10:03 a.m. at her residence.
She was born February 27, 1929 in Lima to James and Neusa (Shortino) Modica who preceded her in death. On June 20, 1958 she married Wallace Mikesell who preceded her in death on April 23, 1993.
Surviving are their children: Edwin J. Mikesell and Deborah “Debbie” Bryan; a grandson David (Karlie) Bryan and two great grandchildren, Tessa Harper Bryan and Miles Jeffery Bryan; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph (Betty) Modica of Lima.
She is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Carmen (Maryann) Modica.
Evon was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and used to sing in its choir. She was a graduate of St. John’s High School, Lima. She retired from International Brake where she had been an inspector and was a demonstrator at Sam’s Club, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Center.
Her family meant the world to her and she took great pride in being a grandmother and great-grandmother, enjoying those precious moments with the little ones.
She enjoyed sewing, dancing and listening to the music of the Big Bands.
Her funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose Catholic Church on at 11:00 a.m., May 26, 2022 with Fr. David Ross officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at St. Rose Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Interim Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.