Evelyn Kay (Grieshop) Ahrns, age 44 of Celina, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at her residence in Celina. She was born on July 17, 1978 to James and Kay (Steinlage) Grieshop in Portland, Indiana. On November 3, 2018, she married Gerard Ahrns who survives in Celina. She is also survived by her stepson Jared Ahrns of Celina, stepdaughter Jessica Ahrns of Columbus, brother Mark Grieshop of Decatur, IN, and sister Janelle (Matt) Lennartz of Vandalia.
She is preceded in death by her nephew Bartholomew Lennartz and niece AnaBella Lennartz.
Evelyn graduated from Jay County High School in Portland with the class of 1997. She was a member of the Jay County Marching Patriot Band and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In high school she worked as a nurse's aid at Briarwood Manor and in 2000 she graduated from Kettering College School of Nursing. She provided tender love and bedside care at nursing homes in Cincinnati and Decatur, IN. Animals, particularly cats, cows and pigs, were quick to warm up to Evelyn's loving nature. Sociable and funny as she was, Evelyn made many memories with her close friends, but also didn't shy away from lending a compassionate ear to strangers she met along her journey. Evelyn loved dancing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, May 22, 2023 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Fr. Rob Muhlenkamp officiating. Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina. Friends and family may call from 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 21, 2023 and from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the Lehman Dzendzel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made out to the National Alliance on Mental Illness PO Box 49104 Baltimore, MD 21297. Condolences may be shared with the Ahrns family online at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.
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