Evelyn Virginia Bumgarner Connolly
Evelyn Virginia Bumgarner Connolly, 93, passed away Nov. 30, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Naomi Bumgarner, brother Herbert Bumgarner, sister Connie Litkenhaus, and her husband Ira Connolly Jr. She is survived by her children, Lynne Connolly Gehr (Todd), Michael Connolly (Lynn), four grandchildren; Meghan and Elizabeth (Lynne), Taylor and Layne (Michael) and five great grandchildren: Meriwether, Juliet, Elizabeth Evelyn, Reilly and Rhyan.
Affectionately known as Granny she will always be remembered as a happy, loving mother and grandmother who loved to dance at any opportunity, drive her car, trail ride horses, x country and downhill ski, having learned these skills later in life on numerous outings with her children and grandchildren. Her many sayings worth quoting, affectionately known as Grannyisms will live on through her family.
She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on April 13, 1927, and lived in Elizabeth, West Virginia, until attending college at West Virginia University where she earned her social work degree, practicing thereafter in the Parkersburg area for many years. She married Dr. Ira Connolly Jr. and resided in Parkersburg and subsequently Belpre, Ohio where she raised her two children.