Jennie Lee Evans

January 30, 1937 – September 10, 2022

Jennie Lee Evans, age 85, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday morning, September 10, 2022 at Maple Park Village in Westfield, Indiana.

She was born on January 30, 1937 in Newton, Ohio, daughter of the late Samuel George “Sam” and Bessie Marie (Illeges) Pritsch.

Mrs. Evans worked as a bartender for the Sheridan American Legion, the Tipton American Legion and the tavern up on Main Street in Sheridan. She also worked for Hansen’s Grocery Store in Kirklin and was the Sheridan area Avon representative for many years.

She loved going to yard sales and seemed to have a built-in radar for scouting them out. There was nothing better than finding a great deal, and if it was on some vintage jewelry, it was like winning the lottery. Mrs. Evans also loved hosting her own yard and rummage sales as often as she could.

She was blessed with an abundance of love to send out into the world. She was a foster mother for many children throughout the years. Mrs. Evans helped many children who were either experiencing the loss of their parents or were dealing with the separation of their parents by showing them that it was going to be ok, we will get through this together. She was also a foster mom, of sorts, to the many stray kittens throughout the trailer court that found their way into Jennie’s care.

Survivors include her son Mark Allen Evans (Joyce) of Kirklin; grandson Jason Michael Evans; three sisters Marjorie Gay Goodwin (Bill) of Miss., Barbara Marie Douglas of Sheridan and Chana Rhae Graham of Sheridan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel George “Sam” and Bessie Marie (Illeges) Pritsch; brother Harold Lee Pritsch; and former husband Richard Joseph Evans.

Services are scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th Street, Sheridan, with Visitation scheduled to run from 4 p.m. until the time of service. The Rev. VJ Stover will be officiating.