Verla Jean Evans, 61, of Kingsford Heights, Indiana, passed away Saturday October 2, 2021 at Franciscan Health, Michigan City, IN.
She was born June 22, 1960 in Elmira, New York, the daughter of Clyde Wayne Wells and Barbara Jean (Granville) Wells.
Verla Jean moved to the La Porte area 32 years ago from New York. On August 12, 1989, she married Stanley Evans in Kingsford Heights. Verla served in the United States Air Force for 7 years, stationed in Japan and Hawaii. She received her Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Tri State University and worked for Stepping Stone Child Protective Service for 7 years before her current job as a social worker for Family Focus. Verla, a baptized and confirmed catholic, was a member of the Kingsford Heights American Legion Post 434 Ladies Auxiliary. Although she was dedicated to her work, in her spare time she enjoyed tending her rose bushes and caring for her family.
Verla is survived by her husband, Stanley; daughter, Shavongh (Jacob) Evans of La Porte, IN; three sons, Blake (Evie) Evans of Kingsford Heights, IN, Reginald (Tori) Evans of Kingsford Heights, IN, Stanley Evans, Jr. of Carrizozo, NM; brother, Clyde Wells Sr. of NY; sister, Barbara Jean Allen of NC; grandchild, Phoibe Evans and an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Verla was preceded in death by her parents.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN. Cremation has been selected. A Life Celebration with military honors will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Verla's honor to the American Lung Asso. or the American Heart Asso.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.