Jean Evans

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Funeral services for Jean Evans, 87, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Faith Pentecostal Church in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Jean Ardelle Mills Evans was born to Samuel and Adeline (Evans) Mills on March 8, 1921, at Webb. She attended school in Rossie and Greenville, graduating from Greenville High School.

Jean married Lawrence Leon Evans on April 20, 1942, at her parent's home in Greenville. Jean spent her life taking care of her four daughters.

Jean worked at the Vermeer Plant, as a housekeeper at St. Luke Lutheran Home, and was a dispatcher for the Spencer Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Addie Mills; and an infant brother, Daniel.

Jean is survrived by her husband of 66 years, Lawrence; her four daughters: Carol Kathman and husband, Roger of Spencer, Joyce Smith and husband, Wayne of Pella, Linda Gunn and husband, James of Hazelwood, Mo., and Anita Petersen and husband, Rodney of Hartley; foster son, Thomas Toiberg and wife, Donna of Spencer; special "fifth" daughter, Shirley Kirk of Spencer; two sisters: Marilyn Mullihan and husband, Barney of Spirit Lake, and Ardyce Rush and husband, Don of Arnolds Park; two brothers: Gale and wife, Bettie of Alamo, Texas, and Don and wife, Viola of Fort Walton Beach, FL; 12 grandkids; 15 great-grandkids; and three great-great-grandkids.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.