December 12, 1919 ‒ September 21, 2007
MANSFIELD: Eva Imler, 87, of Royal Oak Drive, Mansfield, died Friday morning September 21, 2007 in Alterra Sterling House.
She left this life and engaged on a journey of heavenly joy and eternal peace following a short illness.
Eva was born on December 12, 1919 in Mansfield to Mathias and Anna (Zimmerman) Hager, was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1938, and true to her class, always organized the class reunions.
A lifelong Mansfield resident, Eva had worked with the former Lumberman’s Insurance Company, Sherwin Williams, and the Powell Foster Miller Agency, but above all those vocations she was a devoted daughter, wife and mother.
“Little Eva” was always taking care of and doing things for others. She was tireless in her ability to help and serve. She loved her Cleveland Indians, as well as cooking big meals for family gatherings. Her book collection rivaled a small library and she enjoyed watching old movies and listening to the great bands of the 1930s and 1940s.
A devoted and active member of First Presbyterian Church for over 60 years, Eva was a supporter of the cultural arts in the Mansfield Community, and filled her quiet moments with scrap booking projects.
One of the last things she said was how proud she was of her family, and to have produced two wonderful children who remain: daughter Carole Lynne McKinney and son James R. “Jim” Imler both of Mansfield.
Her family adored her and will miss her dearly. Surviving in addition to her children are a granddaughter Ashley McKinney of Chetek, WI; brother Jim Hager of Columbia, SC and brother and sister-in-law Al and Irma Hager of Mansfield; sister Katherine Oberlin of Mansfield; and nieces and nephews.
Ahead of her on the heavenly journey are her parents; her husband of 61 years John R. Imler; her brother Nick Hager; and sisters Ann Hager and Rose Kimmerle.
The family will receive friends Monday, September 24, 2007 from 10 AM to 11 Am in the Parlor of First Presbyterian Church, 399 South Trimble Road, Mansfield. The funeral service will immediately follow in the church chapel. The Rev. Dennis R. Allison will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com