MINERAL RIDGE - Elanor Eulane Clark Evans, 81, surrounded by her loving family, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Briarfield at the Ridge nursing home in Mineral Ridge, where she had been a resident for the past three years.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1930, in Soldier, Ky., to the late Elvia B. and Mearl Wilson Clark.
As well as holding together a large family from the age of 37 after the sudden passing of her spouse, she had been an Avon representative, employed by Eastwood Arms Apartments in housekeeping, and by Sam's Club as a door greeter.
Elanor E. Evans
Her hobbies included reading, drawing, writing poems, many of which appeared in the local newspaper, playing the guitar and writing music. One of her songs, "Walking Between The Raindrops," was recorded by her daughter, Darla, and the bluegrass group Northwest Territory.
She was an excellent seamstress. An avid Cleveland Browns Fan, she also enjoyed working crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles, and playing Skip-O.
She was given the recent honor of being crowned this year's Valentine's Day Queen of Briarfield at the Ridge along with her dear friend, Harry Smith, who was crowned king.
Elanor leaves behind 10 children, Dana (Gary) Phillips of Umatilla, Fla., Carol Simini of Niles, David (Karen) Evans of Niles, Timothy (Brenda) Evans of Niles, Rita (Elton Jr.) Evans of Talbott, Tenn., Robert Evans of Niles, Keith Evans of Niles, Kent Evans of Niles, Randi (Gary) Green of Charlotte, N.C., and Darla Evans of Youngstown; three sisters, Joan Jones Cooper of Dayton, Judy Martt of Georgetown and Carla Caudill of Mansfield; two brothers, Dave Clark of Niles and Bobby Clark of Morehead, Ky.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Jefferson Evans, whom she married in 1946 and who died on June 24, 1968, and a great grandchild.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.
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