Mary Louise Evans, 93, Lebanon, formerly of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at her residence.
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She was born on Jan. 6, 1920 in Mount Carmel, Penn. to the late Frank and Rebie McElwee Slife. At an early age her family moved to Atlanta, Ga. for her father's military assignment. She graduated in 1939 from Girl's High School in Atlanta, Ga. She joined the military Women's Army Corp. (WAC) on Dec. 2,1942. She did basic training in Daytona Beach, and was then assigned to the 402 358 Technician Fourth Grade Detachment Women's Army Corp. Service Command Unit at Fort Francis E. Warren in Cheyenne, Wyo.
She completed her military service and was awarded the American Theater Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and the WAAC Medal. She met the love of her life Howard M. Evans while both were in the army. They were married on Feb. 22, 1946 in Atlanta, Ga. They returned to Kentucky to attend the University of Kentucky, where she graduated in 1949 with a bachelor of arts in education. She then returned to Georgia where she got her master's degree in library science from Emory University.
She taught at Bradfordsville School from 1948-1949. She was the librarian at Greensburg High School from 1954-1980. She attended the Greensburg Christian Church for many years and was a lifetime member of the University of Kentucky Blue/White Alumni Association.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. Evans; her brother, William Slife; and her son-in-law, Mike Jett.
Survivors include: her son Anthony (Mary Ruth Hogan) Evans of Bradfordsville; daughter, Elaine Jett of Bedford; one granddaughter, Allie Evans; step-grandson, Danny (Crystal) Jett; two step-great-grandchildren, Jalen and Mika Jett; a sister, Sylvia Redfield of Montana; three sisters-in-law, Ethel Evans of Lebanon, Marti Slife of Atlanta, Ga., and Joyce Busse of Louisville; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Lebanon National Cemetery. Les Bullock officiated.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Greensburg Christian Church or the Pleasant Valley Christian Church in Bradfordsville.
Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of all arrangements.
Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home
491 West Main Street Lebanon, KY 40033
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Sept. 11, 2013