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Leola "Lee" Evans


August 15, 2019


Leola “Lee” Evans, 92, of Danville PA was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Emmanuel Nursing Home Danville PA.  She was born May 2, 1927 in Wapwallopen PA the daughter of the late Harris G. and Bertha Myers Lemon.

She graduated from Danville High School in 1945.

Lee was employed for Bell Telephone in Wilkes-Barre PA, retiring after 40 years of service.  She began her career in the Traffic Department in Danville PA.  After her marriage to Fred W. Evans of Wilkes Barre PA, she transferred there as a Supervisor of Traffic from 1947 – 1955.  Later, she returned to Danville and continued her employment with Bell Atlantic working for seven years in the Engineering Department and then transferred to the Customer Service Bureau as Foreman of Facilities until her retirement.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Danville for 46 years where she served for six years as a Deaconess. Lee was a member of the Ladies Friendship Class and served as Secretary of the Friendship Circle.   She was the former President, Secretary and Historian of the Susquehanna Council of Retired Telephone Workers Club and was President of the Telephone Pioneers Club.

Lee loved writing Christian poetry, enjoyed oil painting traveling, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.  Her greatest passion in life was spending time with her Lord.

She is survived by one son, David L. Evans and his wife Carla of McKees Rocks PA and one granddaughter, Dr. Laura Evans Jackson and her husband Dr. Dustin Jackson of Canonsburg PA.   Also surviving is one great-granddaughter, Clara Elizabeth Jackson.

She is also survived by two brothers; Donald E. Lemon of Aiken SC and Harris A. Lemon of Mifflinburg PA and one sister, Yvonne Fetterman and her husband Robert of Danville PA.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Lee was preceded in death by three brothers; LaRue Lemon in 1986 and Mason G. Lemon in 1997 as well as LeVay Lemon, in infancy.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Lee’s Life on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church 12 Brookside Drive (Off 642 West) Danville PA with the Reverend Dawes J. Dunham officiating.   Friends will be received from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM.  Burial will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers.  Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Missions Fund or WPGM Radio PO Box 236 Danville PA  17821.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com

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