Roberta “Jean” Evans

July 28, 2021

Roberta “Jean” Evans, 68, of Rural Frankfort, died July 28, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was born on September 8, 1952 in Frankfort to C. Robert and Phyllis (Ricketts) Hawley.  She married Louis D. Evans on September 10, 1977 at the Bogantown Christian Church, east of Kirklin, and he survives.

Jean was a 1970 graduate of Clinton Central High School where she participated in the state track meet as a sprinter.  She attended Vincennes University and earned her Associates Degree from IU Kokomo.  Jean worked in the Clinton County Clerk’s Office before her most important job of raising her children.  She returned to the workforce at CVS, was a longtime member of the Kirklin Christian Church where she was the Church Secretary, and had most recently volunteered at the Salvation Army.  She served on the Clinton Central School Board for 16 years and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She loved her family and grandchildren and enjoyed gardening and crafts.

Memorial Donations may be made in Jean’s honor to the Kirklin Christian Church, P.O. Box 186, Kirklin, IN  46050.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Pastor Tom Holton will officiate.  Friends may visit 1-4 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband: Louis Evans are her Son: Jerry “Skip” Shipp Jr. of Pineville, KY; Daughters: Katie (Brian) Cohee and Becky Reeder both of Frankfort; Brother: Jay (Sue) Hawley of Rural Kirklin; Sister: Janet (Bob) Thorley of Rural Kirklin; Sister-In-Law: Donna (John) Gedig of Indianapolis; Grandchildren: Gabriel Shipp, Evan Cohee, Paige Cohee, Pinne Reeder, and Mallare Reeder.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Sara Evans in 1991, and her 2 brothers-in-law: Rick and Ed Evans.


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46 Condolences for “Roberta “Jean” Evans”

  1. Erick Dircks July 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Sorry about your loss Louie! Sending prayers to you and family!

  2. Jessica Price July 29, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Our prayers are with you Jerry, and Katie and Becky. Jean was a loving and special lady. She lives on in our Gabriel, and Evan and Paige, and Pinne and Mallare.

  3. Wanda Kercheval July 29, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Sorry for your great loss. Always liked Jeanie a lot..

  4. George Fox July 29, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Thoughts & most of all prayers for the Evans/Hawley families. Her brother Jay was in my class @ Clinton Central. Blessings George Fox

  5. Rosie Wright July 29, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Louie and girls, I’m so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet, caring person. I always think of her on our birthdays. My prayers go out to you all.

    Rosie and Rodney Wright

  6. Patty Young July 29, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    We am so sorry to hear this Louis. Jean was always thinking of others.. You are in our prayers.
    Patty and Mike Young

  7. Judy Snell Riordan July 29, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    I am so so sorry. To lose a loved one is tragic. Bless you and your family Louis and Jay

  8. Toni Linson July 29, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve been talking to her all day!! Hate that’s it been a year!!!! So sorry to her family.

  9. Steve and Susan Tharp July 29, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to your family.

  10. Kim July 29, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. I am sure Jean is busy sprinkling her favorite confetti in Heaven as she joins her parents and daughter in Heaven. She will be so very missed.

  11. Brenda (Click) Stevens July 29, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    So sorry to learn of Jean’s passing. Hold dear the memories of happy times and places. Prayers to you, Louie, and the entire family.

  12. Anita Ward July 29, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. May God be with you!


  13. Sandy Seager July 29, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jean was a very sweet, caring person who will be missed.

  14. Carol Langkop July 29, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Becky, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Prayers for you and your family.

  15. Donna Evans paris July 29, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    I’m so sorry of your loss ,louie I use live a block away from your family and I went to school with Janet please tell her how sorry I am

  16. Tammy Cox July 29, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Jerry I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Love you.

  17. Rene’ Rogers July 29, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Louie and family: So sorry to hear about Jean’s passing. Our families have been connected for many years through KCC, Jim working for Jay and Bob, Jean was even our babysitter when I was younger and of course through school! Thoughts and prayers for all of you! Love, Jim and Rene’

  18. Joe Root July 29, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person!

  19. Debby and Lewie Fox July 29, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  20. Janet Bechman July 29, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. I have many memories of good times with Jeanie. Praying for you to feel God’s love and peace.

  21. Mary Patchett July 29, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear Jean passed away. We had a great time in bowling league together. My condolences to Family

  22. Polly Bailey Kimmel July 29, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear this! Jean and I became friends thru 4-h and then worked together at CVS. My prayers are with her family.

  23. L Kent Mundell July 29, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Sorry for your loss Louis.

  24. Wayne and Susie Brock July 29, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Jean was always the sweetest and most kind person. She was a joy to be around. She will be missed by so many people. Prayers to all the family.

  25. Teresa Mitchell July 29, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    My deepest sympathies to all Jeanie’s family. I have wonderful memories of her when I attended Kirklin Christian Church. My heart aches for all of you for your loss. Prayers for comfort .

  26. Rick & Janet Knox July 29, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Janet Thorley and all the family, you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Heather Bond July 29, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I will miss you Jean. You always told the best stories and always had a smile on. Your face. XO till we meet again.

  28. Julia Chriswell July 30, 2021 at 7:38 am

    So very sorry for your loss, prayers for your family.

  29. Jane Sheets July 30, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. She was a delight to work with on several projects at Clinton Central, while she served on the school board. As a parent, she would always volunteer for class projects as well. She was a valuable member of the community. My sincere condolences are extended to your families.

  30. Reta Williams July 30, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Louie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Reta Williams

  31. Debra Gosewehr (Don Reeder’s dtr) July 30, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, Becky. My thoughts are with you.

  32. Pat Flynn July 30, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    I hope it helps to know that there are many heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family!
    Sorry for your loss!
    Pat Flynn

  33. Larry & Becky Davis July 30, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  34. Art and Annette Carney July 30, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Louis so very sorry for your loss!! Know that you and your family will be in our prayers!!

  35. Cindy Kelly July 30, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    So very sorry to hear about her passing. I enjoyed working with her at Salvation Army! She will be missed.

  36. Joni July 30, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs.

  37. Jamie Hardesty July 30, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Louie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  38. Gale Hastings July 30, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    My condolences. You and your family are on the mind of many more people than you realize.

  39. Joyce Byers July 30, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    My sincere condolences to you & your extended family on the loss of your sister, Jean. Prayers being sent your way.
    Sincerely, Joyce Byers

  40. Dan Robertson August 1, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Louie and family – I am deeply saddened to learn of Jean’s death. What a loss for family, friends and community. She will always be in your hearts, and I hope you find comfort in the warm memories and love she has left with you…

  41. Phyllis & Clair Johnson August 1, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Louie & and family, We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Jeanie’s passing. Know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  42. Mike Brackett August 2, 2021 at 10:06 am

    We will certainly miss her dependable “get it done” work ethic at the Salvation Army. She was certainly a giving person.

  43. Ward and Vicki Stevens August 2, 2021 at 10:46 am

    So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a special friend during my HS years.
    This memorial video of her life was very touching, especially for someone who had lost touch with an old friend.
    May God give each of you strength.

  44. Jeffrey P. Little August 3, 2021 at 8:57 am

    I am very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Evans. The entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jeffrey P. Little

  45. Michele L. (Wallace) Duncan August 3, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    I am saddened by the loss of Jean. I was in high school with her and worked for her parents, on their farm. She was a delightful person and we were touched by having her in our lives. May you be comforted by all the people that loved her and that are missing her shining glow from their lives.

  46. Barbara Wilkin Julien August 4, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss Louis. Condolences to the Evans and Hawley families.

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