Eva M. Near, age 98 of Shelby, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at the Oceana County Medical Care Facility in Hart. She was born April 4, 1921 in Rothbury to Albert and Mary (Whelan) Lohmeyer. Eva lived in Oceana County most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Emil Tietz, Kenneth Atherton and Clifford Near. Eva had worked at New Era Canning Company for twelve years and retired from Kysor of Cadillac in Rothbury where she had also been employed for twelve years. She was a member of Shelby United Methodist Church. Eva had a green thumb and especially enjoyed growing dahlias in her garden. She loved spending as much time as possible outside taking care of her yard and garden. She also enjoyed baking bread and giving it to her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Gene) Barrs and Leah (Paul) Heyse; her grandchildren, Mark (Kriss) Barrs and Melissa (Christopher) Chosay; and her great-grandchildren, Seth (Jessi) Barrs, Walker (Hanna) Barrs, Sebastion Chosay, Gage Chosay and Jack Chosay. Besides her husbands, Eva was also preceded in death by her parents, her son, Gene Tietz, her granddaughter, Lynn Barrs and her siblings, Carl, Hugh, Julius, John and Russell Lohmeyer, infant, Julianna Lohmeyer, Minnie Berry, Martha Grundy, Emma Rice and Nita Goodman.
Visitation is Monday, December 30th, 1 pm until the funeral service at 2 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby with Pastor Anne Riegler officiating. Interment will be in Otto Township Cemetery. Please consider Shelby United Methodist Church, 68 E. Third Street, Shelby, MI 49455 as a memorial.
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