Donald Anthony Evans

March 13, 2019

Donald Anthony Evans, 83, of Kirklin, died at 11:55 a.m. March 13, 2019 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.  He was born October 24, 1935 in Clinton County, Ind. to Cleo & Elizabeth (Stewart) Evans.  His first marriage was to Karen Crum Phifer.  He then married Patricia Ann Hartwig on September 24, 1988 and she survives.

Donald was a graduate of Michigantown High School.  He had lived in Hillisburg, Indianapolis, Cloverdale and Kirklin.  He retired from Delco Electronics in Kokomo after 30 years.  A devoted Christian man, Donald was a member of the Kirklin Wesleyan Church.  He enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and his “golf cart ministry” in Kirklin.  He dearly loved his dogs, Samantha, Sabrina, Pee Wee and step dog Helmsley.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. -12 Noon Monday, March 18, 2019 at Faith Family Church, 508 W. Green St., Frankfort, Ind. Funeral Celebration will be 12 Noon at the church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Kirklin Wesleyan Church, 420 E. Pike St., Kirklin, Ind. 46050.

Survived by:

Wife: Patricia Ann Evans of Kirklin, 6 Daughters: Roseanna May (Kipp) Bagshaw of Frankfort, Deborah Elaine (Tom) Birch of Frankfort, Kimberly Suzanne (Mark) Shanks of Frankfort, Mary Elizabeth (Chris) King of Kirklin, Tina Marie (Craig) Hudzinski of Kirklin, Amy Kristin (Sean) Beach of Indianapolis, 2 Sons: John Thomas (Rosanne) Evans of Walton, Michael P. Anthony Crum Evans of Frankfort, Sister: Jeanette Peak of rural Frankfort, 18 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a sister, Diana Evans.


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Donald Anthony Evans”

  1. Vicki Matthews March 14, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Dear Tina and Family,

    Know we are thinking of you at this difficult time and praying your happy memories will soon ease your sorrow.

    Mark and Vicki Matthews

  2. Paula Dodson March 15, 2019 at 5:14 am

    My prayers and love to the Evans family. To my nephews Alex and Taylor, a special prayer coming your way. Love you, Aunt Paula

  3. Ron & Erilda Coleman March 15, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Dear Family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. He will be missed by so many. May you sense the power of peace and comfort of prayers being sent heavenward for you and your family. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  4. Phil and Gloria Crum March 15, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Sincere sympathies to the family.

  5. Carole Barnaby-Boyle March 15, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Pat and family:
    Sorry to hear about your loss. I know that he is with the Lord in heaven.
    In sympathy,
    Carole Barnaby-Boyle
    (Former CHE co-worker)

  6. Jeanine (Crum) Garrison March 15, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing.

  7. Lana Compo March 15, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    We will truly miss Don. We spent many fun times with Don and Pat, enjoying his humor and hospitality. He was generous and kind, always. Don and Pat truly were dedicated, loving spouses for all the 30 years they were lucky to be together. Rest in peace dear friend. Mil and Lana

  8. William Lee Dickerson March 16, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Brother Don will be sorely missed and I’m sure this would be his message to us. ” Wish you were here, it’s such a beautiful place, Wish you were here nothing but clear sunny days, it never rain’s and no one complains, and we haven’t seen a tear, I’m having a great time, wish you were here. We love you Brother Don!

  9. Mike Boruta March 16, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Sorry to read of our cousins passing. Your Family remains in our thoughts and prayers. Mike & Mary Boruta and Family (Isabelle Stewart Amthors grandson)

  10. Tom Payne March 16, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    I’m sorry for the loss of your Father. May the good Lord bless you and your family during these difficult times.
    Tom Payne
    Tucson, AZ

  11. John & Marian Hoehner March 16, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    The theologian Martin Luther once said: “It cannot, indeed, be denied, that a good man is more worthy of love than a bad one.” There may have been more famous men than Don Evans, but as a husband, father and grandfather far fewer men have been as good a man as Don Evans. And no man has been more worthy of love and admiration. Though he will be missed by everyone privileged to have known him, his memory will live on in the lives of his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May the Lord embrace and welcome you home , Don.

    John & Marian Hoehner

  12. John Parsons March 18, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Sorry for your loss, prayers.

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