Evelyn G. Bliven, 99 of Englewood, FL formerly of Oxford, NY passed away on October 19, 2012 in Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota, FL. She was born on July 20, 1913 in Newport, NY a daughter of the late George and Jennie (Sherman) Guller. She was married to Ward Bliven, who passed away on November 7, 1997.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Dexheimer of Englewood, FL; her grandchildren, Douglas Dexheimer and Caroline Jones of Bainbridge and Thomas Dexheimer and Corinna Pedro of Riverview, FL and Christine Dexheimer of Sidney, NY and her great grandchildren, Sarah (Dexheimer) and Jeremy Etheridge of Germany and Tyler Dexheimer of Sidney, and David Swartz, Ali and Megan Pedro. She is also survived by her brother and sister in law, George (Bud) and Jeanne Guller of Northport, FL.
Evelyn was a graduate of Newport High School, Class of 1932 and Excelsior Business School. She was a long time member of the United Church of Oxford and the Englewood United Methodist Church in Florida. She was a member of the Oxford Grange and currently an honorary member of the Lake Steere Club. She had worked at Oxford Academy and Central School from 1946 to 1956, when she went to work at NBT Bank, from which she retired in 1975. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her many friends while enjoying cooking and all kinds of needle work.
A Memorial service was held at the Englewood United Methodist Church, Doan Chapel on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Funeral services were held at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY on October 29, 2012 with the Rev. Allen C. Lang, pastor of the United Church of Oxford, officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 East Dearborn St., Englewood, FL 34223, or the United Church of Oxford, PO Box 566, Oxford, NY 13830.