Eva Conley Pace, 98, of The Villages, Florida passed away peacefully at home on September 25, 2021. She was born in New Boston, Ohio on March 8, 1923. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Pace, whom she married September 22, 1940, son, Robert Lee Pace, her parents, Lonnie and Mona Conley; brothers, Harold, Lonnie Beecher and sisters, Marcella, Lorraine, Betty, Martha Ellen, Freda Mae, son-in-law, Robert Gullett, and grandson, Scott Cooper. Eva was a Christian and a member of Fairway Christian Church of The Villages, Florida and a charter member of The First Church of Christ in Wheelersburg, Ohio. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She was known best as a sweet, caring, loving, kind, giving, hospitable, great cook and an amazing, independent woman. She was the owner and operator of Eva’s Beauty Shop for many years. Survived by her children, Joyce (Tom) Arnett, Wheelersburg, Ohio; Pam (Jim) Gill, The Villages, Florida; Vicki Gullett, of Portsmouth, Ohio and Philip (Sarah) Pace of Toledo, Ohio. Survived by her sisters, Wanda Nelson, Lady Lake, Florida, Dona (George) Taylor, West Chester, Ohio and Lois (Robert) Emerson, Middletown, Delaware. Survived by her grandchildren, Brian (Chris) Cooper, Vickie Swords, Becky (Keith) Shonkweiler, Robb Pace, John Pace, Rich (Erin) Gill, Ben (Toni) Gill, Andrew Gill, Heather (Keith) Woolum, Robert (Deanna) Gullett, Sam (Cassie) Pace, Hannah (James) Wingate, and a special neighbor and friend, Jo Sue Burkhart. Survived by 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Eva’s name to First Church of Christ, 1224 Dogwood Ridge Road, Wheelersburg, OH 45694.
Graveside services for Eva will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Edgewood Abby Mausoleum, Memorial Burial Park with Sam Cooke officiating. Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.harrison-pyles.com.