EVART - Patricia Ann Evans, 61, of Evart passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids.

She was born June 2, 1949 to Robert Burt Hicks and Doris Mae Walsweer in Lansing, MI. She received her high school diploma from Evart High School in 1992. She was married July 21, 1966 in Lansing to David Evans who preceded her on July 9, 1974.

She was an Evart area resident since 1967 where she worked at Evart Products for 30 years, retiring in 1999. She was very family oriented, loved her grand kids, and enjoyed her dogs and flowers.

She leaves behind her daughter, Kristi (Terry) Wanstead of Evart; her son, Brian (Katie) Blossey of Evart; five sister, Rosemary Fitzpatrick of Evart; Janice (Floyd) Gibbons of Lansing; Francis of Barrentine of Mississippi; Roberta (Ronald) Spitzley of New Orleans, LA and Florence (Ronald) Smith of Indiana; one brother, Robert (Diane) Hicks of Evart; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband David, an infant son Jessie and sister Mary Lee.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 9 at Corey Funeral Home, Evart with Rev. Ryan Beilfuss, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Evart, officiating. Place of interment is at Sylvan Township Cemetery.