Mollie Theresa Evans, 78, of Mansfield, Illinois, passed away at 12:36 A.M., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Illinois. Pastor Ed Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Ingram Cemetery, White Heath, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield United Methodist Church.
Mollie was born on May 18th, 1939 in Bondville, Illinois to Robert and Myrtle (Wardlow) Beckett.
She was the 8th of 10 children: James Beckett; Robert Beckett; Mary (Harrison) Rexroad; George “Joe” Beckett; Thomas Beckett; Gene (Phyllis) Beckett; John Beckett; Larry (Inez) Beckett; and Fred Beckett. She married Jimmie C. Evans on July 1, 1966 in Mahomet, Illinois. He passed away February 7, 2005. They had two sons, Keith (Jane) Evans of Farmer City, and Christopher (Merry) Evans of Farmer City. She was a grandmother to 7 grandkids, Joella Evans; Kevin (Tonya) Evans; Adam (Nancy) Evans; Misty Evans; Mandy (Brad) Lewis; Rex Evans and Ali Evans. She was the proud great-grandmother of 8 great-grandchildren, Brianna; Annah; Parker; Evan; Ciara; Sydnee; Brayden; and Clayton. She was also the loving mother of her dog, Max.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, and her husband.
She lived in Mansfield for 51 years. She was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and was blessed with many caring neighbors and friends: Sue Hopkins; John and Carolyn Houser; Mike and Carolyn Pace; and Jo Kirby. Mollie loved her family, her dog, and Elvis Presley.
She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.