Stuart, Evelyn I.

Year Inducted: 2008

Category: Veteran Service

Escorted by her husband Bob and Marge Pinion, Robin Sharp, and Gary Stuart

Before moving to Oklahoma in 1966 because of a business transfer of her husband Bob Stuart, Evelyn was a member of a top notch five sister group of bowlers in the Akron, Ohio area. Evelyn and her 4 sisters all bowled together in the local classic league and formed a unique first time ever five sister bowling team. They bowled in many local tournaments as well as several WIBC National Tournaments . They werent just a novelty team although the newspapers loved it, they did quite well, and even dominated their home town of Barberton, Ohio.

Upon moving to Oklahoma City, Evelyn sought out the Major Classic leagues to bowl in and quickly got to know the better women bowlers in the city. She was asked to bowl on teams that consisted of the whos who of area bowlers. The likes of Skeet Stowe, Marge Pinion, June Qualls(Husted), LaVonna McDonald, Pat See, Reba Martin and Aletha Lawton just to name a few.

It was then Evelyn was asked to joined the Oklahoma City Womens Bowling Association and she took off running. Voted in as a director, she was a tremendous leader and an organizer and had a terrific willingness to work with others. She was a active member of all the associations committees at one time or another. She was a lane represenative(co-ordinator) for Holiday Lanes, Capitol Sports Center, Penn 44 Lanes and Moore Bowl. She was a delegate representing the association at the WIBC National Convention 19 times. She was the editor for "The Alley Cat" a mini-publication for the Womens Bowling Association.

Evelyn held the position of association director for 28 years and was elected Member Emeritus in 1996. Between Ohio and Oklahoma, Evelyn has bowled in 36 WIBC National Tournaments.

Because of her leadership qualities Evelyn has been elected a league officer in all the leagues she has bowled in.

Married to Bob Stuart for over 60 years, they have two children, Gary Stuart and Robin Sharp, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She has worked as a secretary and substitute teacher while Bob retired as a driver for Leeway and now is a teacher for American Truck Training.

Evelyn who is still a very active bowler and maintains a respectful average has a personal best 187 average, a 276 high game and 668 high series has has won a Team title and a Doubles title at the WIBC State Tournament and has many a 600 plus series weekly honor roll scores that were high for the week in the 1960s and 1970s.

For her many years of service to all phases of organized bowling the Oklahoma City bowling council proudly inducts Everlyn Stuart into its Hall of Fame.