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James V. Evans

January 14, 1946 ~ September 23, 2021 (age 75)


James V. Evans, 75, passed away at his South Bend home early Thursday morning, September 23, 2021. Jim was born to Clyde V. Evans and Edith G. (Godbey) Evans on January 14, 1946; his parents preceded him in death.

In April of 1991, Jim was united in marriage to Francie M. Kubiak. Francie survives as well as their sons, Gregory A. (Kristen) Evans of Hamilton, OH and James V. (Aleja Seaborn) Evans Jr. of Stone Mountain, GA and eight grandchildren, Sam, Matt, Ariana, Elizabeth, Eseana, Nyasia, Abigail, and Neasa.

Jim earned a PHD in 1976 from the University of Cincinnati.  He was employed by Rhodia Inc. for more than 30 years as an Industrial Chemical Supervisor.  Jim earned his private pilot’s license after retirement, enjoyed fishing and camping trips with his sons.  In his early years he and Francie enjoyed taking the kids ice skating at South Bend’s Howard Park.

Memorial Services for Jim will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Palmer Funeral Home – River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46615.  Friends may visit with the family beginning at 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jim to the Center for Hospice Care at 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or to Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617.

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