Mervyn “Merv” L. Evans, 84, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, OH.

He was born November 27, 1933, in Wheeling, WV, son of the late Harry and Hilda Elizabeth Gashell Evans.

He was a retired Plumber for Local 83 serving his last 25 years with A.E. Pelley, Wheeling, WV.

He was a member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling, WV where he was an adult Sunday School Teacher. He was also a member, and President for several years, of the Wheeling Reelers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Ella May Tucker Evans in 2016; brother, Millard G. Evans; and sister, Joan Bartsch.

He is survived by his two daughters, Kelly Ondrik of Triadelphia, WV and Tracey (Tim) Thornton of North Haven, CT; two sisters, Jean Morningstar of WA and Janet Vogt of TX; brother, Pastor Mark Evans of MI; five grandchildren, Zachery Thornton and Ashley, Megan (fiance David Orosz), P.J., and Emilee Ondrik; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11a.m. at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 with Rev. R. Paul Schafer officiating, followed by a luncheon.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling, WV.

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Homes, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311).

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 or Valley Hospice, Central Administrative Office, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

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