Betty Jean Evans

February 17, 1932 ‒ January 18, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Betty Jean Evans, age 86 of Delaware passed away Friday morning at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She was born on February 17, 1932 in Drift, Kentucky to the late Ballard and Maggie (Hunt) Yates. Moving to Delaware in 1966, she retired from Ranco.

A dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother her life centered on her family. She treasured time spent caring for her family. Betty was a wonderful cook and no one left her home hungry.

Those left to cherish her memory include daughters: Anne Gandee, Connie Fathbruckner of Delaware, Brenda Brush of West Jefferson, Diana (Rocky) Jones of Lakeview; sons Ballard (Karen) Evans of Florida, Bill Evans of Delaware, 12 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, brother Ray (JoAnn) Yates of Grethel, KY, and a host of nieces nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years Freeman “Shorty” Evans in 2009, sons-in-law: Joe Fathbruckner, Richard Gandee; sister: Bonnie Mullins,  brothers Billy, Jimmy, Eddie, and Berlie Yates.

Friends may call Monday from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015, where funeral services will be held Tuesday 11:00 a.m., interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Delaware Humane Society, 4920 OH-37, Delaware, Ohio 43015

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  • Anne and Connie

    So sorry to hear about your mom. May you both find peace and comfort in your many good memories.

  • Mary,

    I am so sorry to hear of your grandma’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • Bobby and I are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful, funny lady. I enjoyed getting to know her through Brooke and Molly. She was always so sweet. Molly loved her so much. I could always tell what was going on with Grandma Betty by listening to Molly. She would pretend her knee was hurting , if Grandma Betty was having knee difficulties. Her little ninja turtle case was her little “pillbox” because Grandma Betty had one too. I hope Molly will remember these fond memories of her loverly great grandma. And although losing her is so painful, What a wonderful blessing to have had her for so long. She left wonderful children in her place.

  • Bet, I will never forget u. I felt like I never left the family. Never forget the first time I met u. Sorry sorry for the family, my prayers and love are with u all. She always spoke her mind and was loved by many. God will be with u all through this trying time, just take it to him.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It’s so hard to lose a Mother, I think of mine every day,but the pain does fade.Youll all ways have the memories. May she Rest in Peace.My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all Cindy Moore