POMEROY — Tessie Evans, 82, of Pomeroy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Overbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Middleport. She was born March 2, 1931, to the late Benjamin and Gracie (Vanover) Rose.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Evans; two sons, Johnnie Evans and Tim Evans; and nine siblings.
She is survived by two sisters, Toni Andrew, of Pomeroy, and Freda Carter, of Orlando, Fla.; children Cathy Matthews, Bill (Chris) Wallace, Jim (Donna) Evans, Gail (Darrell) Suggs, Sharon (Rick) Beavers, Van Evans, Darla Evans, Jeff (Shelia) Evans and Jessica (Randy) Jewell; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews
She was a loving wife, mother, aunt and friend to all who knew her and adopted those she met. She loved God, going to church and showing God's love toward others. She will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with Pastor Rob Barber officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilmore Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at the funeral home.
An online registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.