Bertha Frances (Winland) Evans

February 1, 1936 ~ December 25, 2019 (age 83)


     Bertha Frances Evans, age 83, of Emlenton, passed away Wednesday evening, December 25, 2019 at Clarion Healthcare.

     Born February 1, 1936 in Claysville, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas Winland and Virginia Cross Winland.

     On June 13, 1953, she married Ronald Lee Evans and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2016.

     Frances was a woman of strong faith and was a member of the One Life Church in Punxsutawney.

     She was a homemaker and loved to read her Bible and Christian fiction and enjoyed baking and spending time with her family.

     Survivors include two sons:  Randy (Susan) Evans of Emlenton and Gregory (Lynn) Evans of Dublin, Ohio; three daughters:  Rhonda (Jeff) Bowser of Distant; Sandra (Greg) Henneman of Clarkston, Michigan and Lydia (Roger) Schneider of Shelby, Ohio; ten grandchildren: Ryan, Hillary, Jessica, Maggie, Cory, Cary, Bo, Chase, Heather and Brad and twelve great grandchildren: Everly, Wyatt, Wynter, Tytus, Cyrus, Vyolette, Beckham, Kai, Bentley, Ayla, Jack and Liam.

     Frances is also survived by three brothers, George, Jim and Jack, and three sisters, Mary, Janet and Judi.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob, Roy and John, and two sisters, Ruth and Dorothy.

     A private memorial service and interment will be held at a later time.

     Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Bertha Frances Evans to the One Life Church, 500 Pine Street, Punxsutawney, PA  15767

     Online condolences may be sent to Frances’ family at

     Arrangements are under the direction of the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc. of Knox.

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