Verla Jean Evans
1960 - 2021
Haverstock Funeral Home
602 Maple Avenue
LaPorte, IN

Verla Jean Evans, 61, of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, passed away Saturday Oct. 2, 2021, at Franciscan Health Michigan City, Indiana.

She was born June 22, 1960, in Elmira, New York, the daughter of Clyde Wayne Wells and Barbara Jean (Granville) Wells.

Verla Jean moved to the La Porte area 32 years ago from New York. On Aug. 12, 1989, she married Stanley Evans in Kingsford Heights. Verla served in the United States Air Force for seven years, stationed in Japan and Hawaii. She received her Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Tri State University and worked for Stepping Stone Child Protective Service for seven years before her current job as a social worker for Family Focus.

Verla, a baptized and confirmed catholic, was a member of the Kingsford Heights American Legion Post 434 Ladies Auxiliary. Although she was dedicated to her work, in her spare time she enjoyed tending her rose bushes and caring for her family.

Verla is survived by her husband, Stanley; daughter, Shavongh (Jacob) Evans of La Porte, Indiana; three sons, Blake (Evie) Evans of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, Reginald (Tori) Evans of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, and Stanley Evans, Jr. of Carrizozo, New Mexico; brother, Clyde Wells Sr. of New York; sister, Barbara Jean Allen of North Carolina; grandchild, Phoibe Evans; and an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Verla was preceded in death by her parents.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, Indiana. Cremation has been selected. A Life Celebration with military honors will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Verla's honor to the American Lung Asso. or the American Heart Asso.

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Published by La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Oct. 5, 2021.
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. She was my social worker for family focus and was amazing she was really honest and I loved it and her. My condolences to her family. I will miss you dearly. Fly high Jean!! Can a child of hers please get a hold of me. 219 210-2684
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