- March 27, 1950 - February 14, 2012
- Rootstown, Ohio
of Don's Passing
St. Michaels United Church of Christ
22 Euclid Street
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Edinburg United Church of Christ
4081 Rock Spring Road
Ravenna, OH 44266
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“It was an honor and a pleasure to get to know Don. I will keep you in my prayers.
1 of 30 | Posted by: Sandy Shaw, NP - Doylestown, OH
“I had the pleasure of having Don as a principal, and as a co-worker through the ESC. He was always so nice, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Cindy K - Ravenna, OH
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Marie, the girls, and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Don was a great PIM friend and colleague....Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Conni and Jenny McCambridge - OH
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are very blessed to have been able to know you guys and have Don in our lives! Peace be with you all and my...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: David Pruchenski (& Family: Julie, Fran, Kathy, Scott, Tessa, & - OH
“We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Don Evans. May you be comforted by the love of family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Ralph and Pat Belden - OH
“I got a call from my mom this morning about Don's passing,I was in shock! I am sorry to hear and not realize the severity of his illness. I know...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Tonya Sheppard-Hartwell - OH
“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Don! Have been thinking of you often.. He was a super special man & friend!! He will be greatly missed!! ...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Fred& JoEtta Sheppard - Sterling
“To Kristin and family, so sorry for your loss. I never met Don but he sounds like a great person from the other comments made about him. I know you...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: A friend
“I have worked with many administrators and Don was always one of my favorites. He had a wonderful way with people; always kind, understanding and...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: A friend
“We both express our sympathy to Marie,Rebecca, & Kristin and thewhole family on the loss of Don. We didn't get together often, but whenwe did, we...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Joe/Ruthie Connell - Madison, OH
“Becca and family, our prayers and sympathy. Your dad was a great guy. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to him at Portage County Administrators...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Tom Rauber - Mogadore, OH
“I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget the kindness Mr. Evans showed me when I was a freshman at Southeast. He was always smiling and...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Goldie Hosey - Mogadore, OH
“Having worked with Don, at the Portage Opportunity School, I have to say he will be greatly missed! Don had a great sense of humor and I am sorry...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Kathy Lovell
“I am so glad to have known such a wonderful and caring man. He made me smile every time I saw him. I will miss him. May he rest in peace.
14 of 30 | Posted by: Wendy Lara - Rootstown, OH
“To the Evans Family: My deepest sympathy for your loss. We will be praying that the LORD will help you though this time of loss. I never had the...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: A friend
“The Evans family i am so sorry for your loss.. he will be missed and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. he was the principal when i went to...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: erica goff - ravenna, OH
“Sorry for the loss he was a great person, always respectful and happy.He made southeast a better place.
17 of 30 | Posted by: Kevin fuller - akron, OH
“Kristin and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers! Holly Weber-Donahue
18 of 30 | Posted by: A friend
“Don was one of my favorite people in this world - a great brother, a good man, full of laughter and love, hopes and dreams. He is greatly missed.
19 of 30 | Posted by: Wendy Craig - Caro, MI
“This is so sad im so sorry to hear about this. Becca kristin an mrs. evans. My thoughts an prayers go out to all of u from myself an my family. He...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Ashley Roa - Loganville, GA
“I had just heard recently that he was stopping chemo and got the address to send a card. Its just a shame, a dang shame we had to lose him. He was...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Norma Stamp - Ocala, FL
“So sorry to hear of your loss. He is resting now and will be watching over his family. He was a great mentor, and he always made things fun when i...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: - ravenna, OH
23 of 30 | Posted by: KRISTAN BAILEY
“So sorry to hear about your loss. I have nothing but great memories of Don. He was a great man with a great heart. He was always so kind and...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Carol Patrone - Warren, OH
“John 14:1-4 Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Tricia Barber - Columbus, OH
“Associate Chaplain and Pastor Don Evans walked into the Pastoral Care office at Robinson Memorial Hospital in 2007 with a big smile on his face and...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Chaplain Jim Melick - Ravenna, OH
“What a wonderful person, I enjoyed working with him at Southeast. He was always there with a smile, story, or friendship. My heart goes out to all...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Joanne Holley - Friend
“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
28 of 30 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH
“Don will be greatly missed. He was a good man and had such a significant impact on many people.
29 of 30 | Posted by: Wendy Withey - Edinburg, OH
“Well its been 42 years of great memories ole buddy, from OSU to your marriage to Marie and sharing visits with our growing children. I will surely...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Barry Huff
Don E. Evans, 61, of Rootstown, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
He was born March 27, 1950 in Ravenna to Edward D. and Marjorie H. (Chadwick) Evans. He was a man of many hats including: deputy sheriff, teacher, probation officer, Assistant Principal of Southeast High School, ESC consultant, and Pastor of St. Michaels UCC in Marshallville. He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, cooking, and as his grandson, Erick, would say, "Doing man's work!" He was a long time member of the Edinburg United Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Marie (Clark), whom he married on August 19, 1972; daughters, Kristin (Erick) Craft of Rootstown and Rebecca Evans of Suffield; grandchildren, Erick and Kylie; mother, Marjorie Evans of Kent; sisters, Nancy (Richard) Hansen of Phoenix, AZ and Wendy (Steven) Craig of Caro , MI; parents-in-law, Donald E. and Joanne Clark of Windham; brother-in-law, Harold Clark of Windham; sister-in-law, Juanita (David) Apthorpe of Windham; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Evans.
Calling hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday, February 19th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home And Crematory in Kent, OH. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 20th at the Ravenna United Church of Christ with Rev. Glen Shedlock officiating. Burial will be held at Homeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michaels UCC, 22 Euclid Street Marshallville OH 44645 or the Edinburg United Church of Christ, 4081 Rock Spring Road, Ravenna, OH 44266.