Jean Marie Evans of Landenberg

Jean Marie Evans, 84, of Landenberg, died at home surrounded by her family on Saturday March 5. She was the wife of Robert H. Evans, to whom she was wed for nearly 65 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Raised in Claymont, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Miriam Stuart Smith.

Jean was a graduate of Claymont High School “Class of ’49” and was active in the alumni association. She worked for the Avon Grove High School for 12 years as a cafeteria monitor.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children: Robert H. Evans, Jr. and his wife Becky of Newark; Thomas Evans and his wife Nancy of Bear; Kathleen Evans of West Grove; Beth Anne Evans of West Grove; Lawrence Evans and his wife Beth of Lewisville; and her sister Rosemary Smith and her husband Thomas of Newark. Jean is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brothers Wilfred Smith, Jr. and James Smith; granddaughter Elizabeth Evans; and great-grandson Anthony Evans.

You are invited to visit with her family from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 11, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square.  Her Memorial services will follow immediately. Burial will be private.

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