Longtime library head Evans turning 100

Vivian Johnson Evans stands in Buhl-Henderson Community Library in Sharon in 1971 shortly after the library moved into the new building. With her are Arthur Goldstone, center, and Sherman Jubelirer, who rounded up the pile of overdue books from library patrons.

Vivian Johnson Evans will turn 100 years old on Dec. 17, 2020.

Born as only child of Marion Lee and David B. Johnson in Sharon on Dec. 17, 1920, she is the oldest member of Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon.

Her present address: Garden Way Place, 2400 Garden Way, Hermitage PA 16148

A graduate of Sharon High School in 1938, she earned her English degree at Youngstown State University, then a Master of Science degree in Library Science at Western Reserve University, (now Case Western Reserve University), Cleveland.

Vivian worked at Wheatland Tube in Wheatland, then during World War II she was a secretary at the Office of Scientific Research and Development in Washington D.C. After the war she returned to work as a secretary in the Power Engineering Department at Westinghouse.

In 1964 she became administrator of the Sharon Free Public Library, which became Buhl-Henderson Community Library and now is the Community Library of the Shenango Valley on Sharpsville Avenue in Sharon. She retired in April 1984, and in December of that year married William T. Evans. They are married for 26 years until his death in 2010.

Her four step-grandchildren are Suzy and Richard Evans, Fort Worth, Texas, David and wife, Brenda, Midland, Michigan, Clifford and wife, Ann, Marion Ohio; three step-grandchildren, Michael David Evans, Cincinnati, Ohio, Christopher Evans and wife Jessica, Beale AFB, CA, Samantha Joanna Evans, Gilman, Ill.; and step-grandsons, William Thomas Evans and Daniel Lee Evans, also Beale AFB, CA.

Her step-daughter, Elizabeth Anne Evans, Pittsburgh, died in 2009.

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