JoELLEN EVANS, 85, of Fort Wayne, went home to her Lord Thursday, April 1, 2021. She was born JoEllen Yohey on Sept. 11, 1935 at Fort Recovery, Ohio. After graduation from Fort Recovery High School, she moved to Fort Wayne to work for Lincoln Life. Always active in the church, it was at Southside Church of Christ that she met Royce F. Evans. They were married on Oct. 1, 1955. JoEllen was always faithful in prayer and in encouraging others by sending cards. She was always gentle in dealing with others. Her trust, however, was not in her own good deeds, but in the grace of God extended to her in the Gospel of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Royce; by a sister, Lois Linnemeier; by three daughters, Cheryl (Thayer) Salisbury of Matsapha, Eswatini, Sandra (Robert) McCurdy of Fort Wayne, and Kelly Jo (Daniel) Ealey of Fort Wayne. Also left to remember her are 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. JoEllen was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Minnie VanKirk Yohey; and by two brothers, Orville Yohey and Howard Yohey. Memorial service is noon Saturday, April 10, 2021, at East Allen County Church of Christ, 3800 Minnich Road, New Haven (IN 46774), with memorial visitation from 10 a.m. to noon. Arrangements entrusted to Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home.