Evelyn Echo Southwick Baker Hanno 91
Graveside services for Echo Southwick Baker Hanno will be held at 11:00 Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Byhalia Cemetery in Byhalia.
She died at 5:40 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Whetstone Care Center in Columbus surrounded by family. She was born on October 03, 1926 at home in Richwood, the daughter of the late Lawrence Southwick and Glenna (Wood) Southwick.
Echo is survived by her 2 sons, Thomas (Tammy) Baker and Tim (Ken Naponiello) Baker; step-children, Susie Hanno, Kathy Nicholson, Tom (Peach) Hanno, and Sally (Joe) Powers. She was dearly loved by her grandchildren, Kristen Baker, Josh Baker, Carley Baker, Jamie (Scott) Beale, Jessica (Stephen) Rode, Laura (Jay) Harper, and Meredith (Nicholas Rhodes) Baker, and her 9 great grandchildren.
Echo worked at Jolliff grocery in Byhalia for many years, while raising her sons, Thomas and Tim, with her first husband, Edwin Baker who preceded her in death. She was awarded the "Longest Living In Service Clerk" for Washington Township where she served in this role for 30 years, the "Salute to Leaders", 2006, awarded by Union County Chamber of Commerce, and Who's Who in Ohio, 1974. A love of antique furniture and jewelry led her in the establishment of her own business, "Echo's Art & Antiques". Echo became an expert in the field and her opinion was often sought by many in Central Ohio.
A lifetime resident of Union County, Echo graduated from Byhalia High School and never missed the annual alumni dinner. She was awarded the "Citizen of the week" award in June 1989.
She was avid Ohio State University football fan and was often heard saying, "I wish football season would start." The football season was only second to her love of time with family. She thoroughly enjoyed the many annual family trips to the Outer Banks and her multiple visits to Sanibel Island, Venice Beach, and Naples. She enjoyed the many outings with her second husband, Ralph Hanno, and his family.
Echo was a compassionate person who only counted the golden hours while taking the time to smell the roses.
Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Mt. Victory is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Byhalia-York Alumni, c/o Janet Markin, 72 George St. Richwood, Ohio 43344. Online condolences may be expressed at pricefh.net.