Priscilla Elaine (Evans) Ankerson

February 15, 1944 ‒ January 02, 2021

Lewis Center, Ohio

Priscilla Elaine (Evans) Ankerson, age 76, of Lewis Center, Ohio died peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital.

Born February 15, 1944 in Columbus to the late Byron M. and Alice E. (Lelux) Evans.

Elaine was a gentle and loving mother. She grew up on a farm with many chores.  She graduated Salutatorian of her Class in 1962 from Big Walnut High School.  She attended Columbus State for her CPA degree.  Elaine loved to work crossword puzzles as she had her morning coffee. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, making doll clothes, playing cards, scrabble, monopoly and working puzzles.  She loved gardening and fishing and her love for her cats was tremendous.  Foremost in her life and testament was her Faith and her love for GOD.  She is at peace in Heaven.

In addition to her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alvin Ankerson; son, Gregory Shumaker; brothers, Lewis Evans and Louie Lyon; sister, Mary Webb. 

 Elaine is survived by children, Kenneth E. (Terri) Shumaker of Marion, OhioJanie (John) Speakman of Lancaster, Ohio, Gary (Tina) Shumaker of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Joe Ellis of Warren, Michigan; grandchildren, Elisha (RJ), Shumaker, Eli Shumaker, Aaron D. (Chassity) Happeny, Amber (Jeremiah) Brown, Mark Ode, Matthew Ode, April Ellis, Katie Ellis, Jauren Shumaker, Maya Mickens, Riley Shumaker; great-grandchildren, Weston, Gunner, Gracie, Logan, Lincoln, Jasmyn, Addy and Huntersisters, Edna McClain of Texas, Ruthann (Bob) Heslop of Ohio, and Dianna Dawley of Ohio; sister-in-law, Sue Lyon of Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.   

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 8, 2021 at  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3) Sunbury, where the family will be receiving friends from 12:00 pm until time of service.  Pastor Frank Carl officiating.  Interment will follow at Cheshire Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 37 E, Delaware, OH 43015 in Elaine’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ankerson family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family on this website.

  • I Send my condolences to Elaine’s family and friends. She was my sister in law and mother of my nieces and nephews. I am So sorry for the loss of ur mother. Prayers for all.

  • My childhood was filled with numerous family Easter and Christmas holidays at my Grandma & Grandpa Evans with Elaine, Louie and Dianna. My favorite memory with Aunt Elaine was when I got to spend a whole summer with her back in the latter 1960’s when I was 15 years old. We played games, sang songs, baked desserts, and walked down the road everyday to the town fair. Aunt Elaine even gave me money to spend at the fair for watching her young kids which I thought was so “cool”.

    Regretfully, after I moved out-of-state, I only got to see Aunt Elaine a few times. Her death shows me how much we should cherish family and hang on to sweet and dear memories. May time help heal and bring peace to all of the family. I send my love, thoughts and prayers.

    Susan Coffee Brummett
    Niece of Elaine