Patsy A. Evans, 74, of Bear Creek Township passed away to be with her Lord and Saviour, Friday morning, March 7, 2014, at Commonwealth Hospice at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre, with her family by her side.
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Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Minnie H. (Casterline) Shovlin.
Patsy was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1957, was a homemaker all of her life and was an avid traveler. She was a member of the Beaumont Free Methodist Church, Buck Township, for more than 50 years, where she was the "Pillar of the Church" and held many positions over the decades. She was a committee member for more than 20 years, holding multiple positions including chairwoman of the Wilkes-Bare Christian's Women's Club, an affiliate of Stone Croft Ministries. Patsy was also a Friendship Bible Coffee guide.
No matter where she went or who she met, she was a bold witness for her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who will be sorely missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Myrna Hudack; and her brother, Richard Shovlin.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Robert Evans; children, Cheryl Evangelista and her husband, Mitchell; Robert Evans and his wife, Linda; and Richard Evans and his wife, Donna; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother William Shovlin.
Funeral services for Patsy will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with the Rev. Joseph Gandia, pastor of the Beaumont Free Methodist Church, Buck Township, officiating. Interment will be held in Memorial Shrine Burial Park, Carverton section of Wyoming. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Beaumont Free Methodist Church, P.O. Box 293, Blakeslee, PA 18610.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street
Plains, PA 18705
Published in Citizens' Voice from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2014