Francis E. Evans

Jun 18, 1928 - Apr 26, 2021


Francis Eugene Evans, 92, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021. Francis was born to Frank and Della (Pearce) Evans in Olney, Illinois. His early life was from another era - he lived on the family farm in Flora, Illinois, as an only child and attended East Seminary School, a one room schoolhouse, t...

Francis E. Evans

June 18, 1928 - April 26, 2021

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C Carol Sobczak May 5, 2021

Fran was a fellow Master Gardener. He was a true gentleman who graciously shared his vast knowledge of horticulture with others. I enjoyed his kindly sense of humor and manner of teaching so many aspects of his gardening expertise.

J Julie and Dan McIndoo May 4, 2021

We are sorry for your loss. Fran was a great influence to us when we set up our flower stand near him at the Hamburg Farmers Market. In his kindly way, he advised and encouraged us to try new ways and avoid pitfalls. We cherished a pair of white gloxinnia in our livingroom window, that he started from seed eighteen years ago. We will miss his friendship and generosity.

L Lisa Marie Gee April 28, 2021

I met Fran in the Master Gardener program many years ago. I remember one time going to his house to pick something up and he showed me all the flats of seedlings growing in the basement. He was one of my go to MG’s for soil pH clinics. It was a pleasure to know him and he will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

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