Helen Elizabeth Evans, September 19, 1918 – December 28, 2019. After a lifetime spanning the horse and buggy and outhouses to the space age and computer era, Helen Elizabeth (nee Worley) Evans has finally taken flight with the angels to join her beloved husband, Dr. Donald J. Evans, D.O., daughter Elizabeth Benedict and ancestors beyond enumeration. She is survived by children Carrie (John) Waters and Donald (Kathleen) Evans; grandchildren John (Deneen) Waters, Elizabeth Waters, Noel (Ken Harter) Evans and Emily (nee Evans) Russell; and great-grandchildren Benjamin Waters, Abigail Waters, Danielle Waters, Rue Harter, Cornelia Russell and Sevina Russell; sister-in-law Nell Evans and her five sons (Doug, Todd, Mike, Craig, and Mark); and nieces Cavill Kindred and Kristen (Marc) Maddon. She was blessed by countless supportive friends at Beacon Hill and compassionate care received from Blodgett Hospital and their Hospice Program.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon, January 11th, 2020 in Beacon Hill at Eastgate’s auditorium (1919 Boston Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505) with memorial service there as well at 1:00 PM to celebrate Helen’s life and reception following. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army or the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation to support those who are (as Helen’s deceased daughter was) challenged by multiple sclerosis.
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