Lois W. Evans, 92, formerly of Earlville, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at the St. Camillus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Syracuse.
She was born April 23, 1927 in Clinton, NY, a daughter of Milton and Hazel Hemstreet Wood. She was a graduate of Westmoreland High School and the Utica Business Institute. Lois married George Wetherell in 1946 and the family moved to Earlville in 1958. She worked in the Student Affairs Office at Colgate University for over 20 years until retiring in the early 1990’s. Lois later married Dr. Emmett Warren Evans in Hamilton in 1978 who predeceased her on March 26, 1985.
Lois was a former member of the Earlville United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Earlville Library and Chenango Water Exercise Group at Colgate. She loved singing in church and with the Sherburne Community Chorus for many years. Lois was a loving and devoted mother whose family was her greatest joy.
Surviving are three daughters, Gail (Nick) McClain of Rochester; Kay Powell of Liverpool; and Mari Taylor of E. Syracuse; five step-children, Fred and Thu Evans of GA; Diane Evans of Sherburne; Luann (Robert) Collins, of FL; David (Diane) Evans of GA; Jeanette (Scott) Stewart of PA; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Timothy Wetherell, and a brother Judson Wood.
Memorial services will be held at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2pm.
Interment will be private in the West Winfield Cemetery at a later date.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1-2 pm prior to the service.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Earlville Free Library, PO Box 120, Earlville, NY 13332; or the Westmoreland United Methodist Church, 7286 West Main St., Westmoreland, NY 13490.