In Memory of Evelyn Waite






Evelyn J. Simpson Waite, 97, of New Philadelphia passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022 in the New Dawn Retirement Community.

Born on June 4, 1925 in Dover she was a daughter of the late Harold and Lucy Abel Davidson. Evelyn was also preceded in death by her first husband, Otmar P. “Slim” Simpson, and her second husband, John “Jack” Waite; son, Daniel Simpson; sister, Beverly Moore and two great grandsons, Caleb Mann and Raymond Daniels.

Evelyn was a dedicated homemaker, who also loved being a Foster Grandparent for 32 years within the New Philadelphia and surrounding school systems. She was also a member of the New Philadelphia VFW Auxiliary, New Philadelphia Eagles Auxiliary and the Uhrichsville Army-Navy Auxiliary.

A loving mother, grandmother and sister, Evelyn is survived by her children, Edward Simpson, Wesley (Beth) Simpson both of New Philadelphia, Thomma May (John) Casper of Arkansas; brother, Roland (Betty) Davidson of Dover; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

A service celebrating Evelyn’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 9th starting at 11:00 am in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover with Dr. Rev. Terry Faris officiating. The family will be greeting friends on Tuesday from 10 to 11:00 am. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Evelyn may do so by visiting the online obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.