Conesville honors two local couples at barbershop show

| September 16, 2012
Gene and Eileen Evans Conesville 2011 Volunteers of the Year

Conesville Mayor Bill Appis presents the 2011 Conesville Volunteers of the Year with their plaques during intermission of the barbershop show.held Saturday, Sept. 15 at River View HIgh School. Pictured Conesville Mayor Bill Appis, Gene and Eileen Evans.

The barbershop show held on Saturday evening, Sept. 15 at River View High School featured The Singing Buckeyes, two quartets from the group and Park Avenue, a quartet that used humor and their vocal talent to round out the evening’s entertainment. The show was sponsored by the Conesville Village Council along with local businesses. Bryn Gentile of WTNS was the emcee. The village of Conesville honored a pair of local volunteers for 2011 and 2012 during the intermission. Bill Appis is the Mayor of Conesville.

Eileen and Gene Evans were awarded the 2011 volunteers of the year. Eileen graduated from Conesville School in 1949 as valedictorian. She served as Conesville school secretary from 1949 to 1955 then worked for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation office from July 1955 until September 30, 1994 when she retired. Eileen has been a member and treasurer of the Conesville Wesleyan Church for 48 years. Eileen has been a member of the FCV Ladies Auxiliary since 1956. Gene graduated from Conesville School in 1948, served in the United States Army in Okinawa from 1951-1953. After returning home Gene worked at Shaw Barton from 1948 to 1955 then at Clow’s from 1955 until he retired in 1993 as a machinist. Gene is also a member of the Conesville Wesleyan Church serving as Vice-Chairman of the board and as a trustee. He is a charter member of the Christian Fellowship breakfast. Gene has been a charter member of the FCV volunteer fire department since 1955 and still serves as President of the fire department. Eileen and Gene were married August 5, 1952.

Kenneth and Marilyn Fuller recognized as 2012 Conesville Volunteers of the Year

Kenneth and Marilyn Fuller were presented with plaques recognizing their many years of volunteer service on Saturday evening, Sept. 15.

Marilyn and Kenneth Fuller were recognized as the 2012 volunteers of the year. They were married November 28, 1963 and are the parents of Tim (Amy) of North Canton and Barb (Chris) Heini of Medina. They have five grandchildren. Ken retired from GE in December 1998 and Marilyn from Ansell Edmont in April 2004. The couple has volunteered for the junior bowling program at the Coshocton Bowling Center, were in charge of the River View Music Boosters concession stand from 1981 to 1987 and also headed up the Conesville summer recreation program. They currently volunteer at prayer breakfast held the third Saturday of each month at the Conesville fire station, Habitat for Humanity golf outing and Marilyn volunteers 5 to 8 days a month as a Pink Lady at Coshocton Memorial Hospital. They are members of the Conesville United Methodist Church where Ken is the lay leader and song leader. Marilyn is the head of the Administration council and co-chairs the annual bazaar along with being on the hospitality and bereavement committees. Marilyn and Ken both sing in the choir and help every year at bible school and during the school year at Kids Crew where Ken is known as the pancake man because he makes pancakes for the kids on Fat Tuesday. In their spare time they go to either Medina of North Canton for their grandchildren’s concerts and sporting events.

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