Patricia A. Evans

Date of Death: 10/25/2017

Patricia A. Evans

March 7, 1929 - Oct. 25, 2017

Patricia A. Evans, 88, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday morning at her residence.

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Edward and Julia (Smith) Irwin. On Jan. 5, 1951, she married William F. Evans in Morton, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 1992.

Surviving are three nieces: Sue McFarland (Doug) Wilson, Pamela McFarland Weaver and Linda Simpson McFarland; many grand-nieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and a

brother-in-law, Carl (Donna) Evans of Newry.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores McFarland; and a nephew, James “Skip” McFarland.

Patricia was a graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. She had been employed as a bookkeeper for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and Helsel Hardware, both in Altoona.

She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Duncansville.

As a young adult, she enjoyed horseback riding and swimming, and she served as a lifeguard and instructor. In her later years, she became a very proficient crafter, teaching knitting, embroidery and sewing. She donated numerous items to St. Vincent de Paul, Altoona, and St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem.

There will be no public visitation. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, Monsignor Robert Saly officiating. Arrangements are by Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 201 Chestnut Ave., P.O. Box 352, Altoona, PA 16603.


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