Evers, Joan

Written by David Green.

Joan M. Evers, 85, of Hillsdale, Mich., and formerly of Camden, died March 27, 2013, at her home.

She was born March 9, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Nelson and Alma (Bacon) Ives.  When her parents died, she was raised by her grandparents, Harvey and Edna Bacon, in Fayette, Ohio.

On Oct. 1, 1944, she married Rozell Nelson Evers and together they operated the family farm.  He preceded her in death in 1988. 

Joan worked for many years as a nurse at the Morenci Area Hospital and in the office of Dr. Tarr in Camden. She was also the office manager for Tru-Green, worked 10 years in the office of Edward Jones Investments in Hillsdale, and was a realtor for Hill Realty.

Joan was a devoted member of the Camden United Methodist Church and held many offices within the church. She was also a member of the Margaret Sessions Clark Circle in Hillsdale. Her membership in the Hillsdale Garden Club allowed her to pursue her love of flowers and gardening. 

Joan is survived by four children, Nelson (and Jan Jones) Evers of Tecumseh, Joseph (and Cindy) Evers of Dade City Fla., Linda (and Walter) Shiffler of Camden, Mich., and Howard (and Glenda) Evers of Gainesville Ga.; one sister, Beverly Amos of Canton Ga.; 12 grandchildren, Scott and Bradley Evers, Amber Burgess, Ben Shiffler and Emily Shiffler Senske, Ross and Rebecca Evers, Katherine Milliner, Frances Page, Beth Ender, Rachael and Rebecca Riggs, and 18 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Ives.

Visitation is planned from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Reading, Mich. Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at the Camden United Methodist Church, with Reverend Ron Keller and Pastor Trevor McDermont officiating. Interment will follow in Camden Cemetery.   

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County or Camden United Methodist Church.

  • Front.tug
    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
  • Front.teacher Leading
    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.F.band
    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Station.2
    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
  • Front.poles
    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2017