Evelyn Visintainer Clouston, 82, of Smithfield, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, after a brief illness.

She was the light in a room with her always-present smile and laughter. Evelyn never met a stranger and always had time to help any organization that needed a hand.

She was one of the founding members of the Smithfield Apple-Stirrin Festival and Friends of Smithfield Cemetery. She worked at the Smithfield Elementary School and then at the Jefferson County Courthouse, where she helped anyone who needed assistance. She loved bingo and taking her Aunt Irene shopping.

Evelyn experienced the loss of so many during her life and is now reunited with all who passed before her. She was the daughter of Arthur and Laura (Rensi) Visintainer of Smithfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Clouston; her later spouse, Charles Garlinger; brother Arthur Jr.; and her only child, John Arthur Clouston.

Evelyn leaves behind a loving family: sister-in-law Irene and nephews, Michael, nieces Donna and Michele of Connecticut, Goddaughter Sue Rabb of Colorado, cousins, Mike Rensi, Carla Skinner, and Vickie Coffland, special caregivers, Sue and Randy Bohall, as well as numerous family and friends, too many to count.

A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hopedale, Ohio. Fr. Fred Kihm will celebrate, and inurnment will follow in the Northern Cemetery in Smithfield, Ohio.  

Arrangements for Evelyn are in the care of the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Smithfield, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a hospice or children’s organization of your choice. www.jefosterfh.com