PARK HILLS — Evelyn M. Lard (Townsel) passed away from a heart attack Monday, January 29, 2018, at age 71, in Park Hills, Missouri. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Samuel E. Lard; son, Samuel Lard II; daughter, Andria Danine Simckes; beloved grandchildren Kacey Gill, Liam, Naava, Ayden and Maayan Simckes; Sammy and Dominique Lard; older brother Samuel “Roy” Townsel; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Townsel and sister, Mary Hairston.
Originally from Jenkinjones, West Virginia, Evelyn moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she graduated from John Hay High School. She eventually met and married Sam and raised their children in Wickliffe, Ohio. Evelyn worked at and retired from Kennametal, located in Solon, Ohio, after being there 20 plus years. She moved to Missouri in 2003 to assist Andria during her pregnancy and to be closer to her grandchildren.
Honoring her request, no memorial will be held for Evelyn. In lieu of flowers, please help raise awareness about women’s heart disease and donate in her memory to the American Heart Association and its Go Red for Women campaign, at www.donatenow.heart.org or 1-800-242-8721.