News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 15, 2013

Mary Emma Evans


JASONVILLE — JASONVILLE — Mary Emma Evans, 91, of Jasonville, passed away at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Greene County General Hospital in Linton.  

She was born Oct. 22, 1921 in Dexter, Ill., to Daniel Wray Young and Bama Blanche (Calhoun) Young.

Mary married Ernest “Ernie” Hale Evans on Oct. 4, 1941 and he passed away on Oct. 23, 1993.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Doug Ladson of Linton; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jeanne Evans of Centerville, Ohio, James Evans of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Nate Evans, Sara and Broc Sparks, Katie and Todd Byram; great-grandchildren, Coen Sparks, Calvin Sparks; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Earl Young.

Mary graduated high school at age 16 and then received a teaching degree. She worked with her husband at Evans Heating and Air Conditioning as secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the Linton O.E.S. Lodge 140, Tri Kappa, Ladies of the Elks, Bridge Club, former member of the Jasonville Library Board, and past treasurer of the Jasonville United Methodist Church, where she was a member.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 S. Meridian St., Jasonville, with visitation scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and OES memorial services scheduled for 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. service time Monday at the Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013 at the Cox Funeral Home, with Pastor Floyd Stone officiating.

Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Mary to The Jasonville Public Library. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.