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Shirley Nell Evans

Shirley Nell Evans, 82 of Clinton, Illinois died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in the Christian Village of Lincoln.


A funeral service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at Twelve noon Monday, December 3, 2018 in the First Christian Church of Clinton. Visitation will be the two hours before the service at the church. Burial will be immediately following in the Memorial Park Cemetery of Clinton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.


Shirley was born December 24, 1935 the daughter of Lloyd and Edna (Pugh) Willis. She was the owner of the Sears Catalog Store in Clinton and a crossing guard for Clinton Schools. Shirley married Harrold Walker Evans, Sr. on April 7, 1952. He preceded her in death August 9, 1990. Shirley loved children and babysitting and was referred to as Grandma Shirley by many.


Surviving are her son, Timothy P. (Lori) Evans of Clinton, grandsons, Shawn (Raci) Evans of Clinton, Brian (Kaitlin) Evans of Orion, and Steven Evans of Clinton, great grandson, Ellis Evans and one great grandson on the way, step-sister, Ludene Black, and step-brother, Michael Willis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Harrold Walker Evans Jr., a granddaughter, Dixie Nikole Evans, and three sisters, Betty Burris, Donna Lloyd Stone, and LaThorne Leach.


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