Dewitt Obits

Virginia Ruth Evans

 Virginia Ruth Evans, 91, of Clinton, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 29, 2016) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Edwardsville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
Memorials may be directed to the Vespasian Warner Public Library Fund or the DeWitt County Friendship Center.
Virginia was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Edwardsville, the daughter of G. “Ray” and Margaret Eberhart Wheat. She married James Hugo Evans on Dec. 24, 1942, in Edwardsville. He passed away on June 6, 2016.
Survivors include her children, Kenneth J. (Mary Elizabeth) Evans, Havana; Gene M. (Nancy Ann) Evans, Gainesville, Ga.; and Glen R. Evans, Clinton; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings.
Virginia grew up in Edwardsville and graduated from Edwardsville High School. She moved to Clinton in late 1958 to open a local Western Auto Store with her husband. She was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge. Mostly, she loved being with her family.
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