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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

Evelyn A. Anderson

May 30, 1930March 11, 2020
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Born 5/30/1930 in Carmel, IN to parents Armon and Vera Dawson. Died, age 89 on 3/11/2020. Graduated Carmel H.S., Indiana University, with a degree in piano/music. Married first husband, Robert L. Hardin, together in Danville, IL, and Champaign, IL until his death in 1994.

Formerly worked at the YWCA, served as a substitute teacher, and at Gates Bridal Shop in Champaign, IL until her retirement. Longtime member of Grace Baptist Church, Mahomet, IL, where she also acted as pianist and one-time choir director. Remarried to Richard Anderson of Bartlett, TN in 2002. Preceded in death by parents Armon and Vera Dawson, first husband Robert L. Hardin, and twin infant daughters Janet and Laurie Hardin.

Survived by second husband Richard Anderson, sisters Lilian Ashby of Westfield, IN, and Katherine Van Rheenan of Carmel, IN; Daughter, Nancy Powley (Kyle), of Lincoln, IL, Son, Jeff Hardin (Nancy), of Cordova, TN, Grandson, Jonathan Powley, of Indianapolis, IN, Grandson, Christopher Powley, of Milwaukee, WI, Granddaughter, Kelly Burns (Gage), of Southaven, MS, and Grandson, Robert Hardin, of Cordova, TN. As well as all children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of husband Richard Anderson, whom she also treated as her own. Evelyn’s combined family includes 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, March 15th at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will follow at 3:00pm. Burial will be at Prairieview Cemetery in Savoy, IL on May 23rd.

  • FAMILY

  • Richard Anderson, Second Husband
  • Lilian Ashby, Sister
  • Katherine Van Rheenan, Sister
  • Nancy Powley (Kyle), Daughter
  • Jeff Hardin (Nancy), Son
  • Jonathan Powley, Grandson
  • Christopher Powley, Grandson
  • Kelly Burns (Gage), Granddaughter
  • Robert Hardin, Grandson
  • Preceded in death by parents Armon and Vera Dawson, first husband Robert L. Hardin, and twin infant daughters Janet and Laurie Hardin.


    As well as all children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of husband Richard Anderson, whom she also treated as her own. Evelyn’s combined family includes 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

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Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Sunday, March 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, March 15, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memories

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Kenneth Nelson

March 15, 2020

We will forever cherish our time with Evelyn. It was ut a couple months ago that Evelyn, Richard, Joyce and I went to the Jacoranda for dinner. After dinner we watched Evelyn and Richard dance together... both smiling and happy. God, you are welcoming home a wonderful spirit. I am the better person for knowing her.
Our love to Richard and all of Evelyn's family.
Ken and Joyce Nelson

Ione Neal

March 13, 2020

Knew Richard and Evelyn at church years ago. She always had a smile & seem so filled with joy. I have always remembered a funny story about her farmer dad that had a “moral” to it. To the family, I’m sorry for your loss of this sweet lady.

Ryan Peterson

March 12, 2020

Fantastic Christian women. Had pleasure of getting to know her and Husbands years ago. Great people very sorry for their loss

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Biography

Born 5/30/1930 in Carmel, IN to parents Armon and Vera Dawson. Died, age 89 on 3/11/2020. Graduated Carmel H.S., Indiana University, with a degree in piano/music. Married first husband, Robert L. Hardin, together in Danville, IL, and Champaign, IL until his death in 1994.

Formerly worked at the YWCA, served as a substitute teacher, and at Gates Bridal Shop in Champaign, IL until her retirement. Longtime member of Grace Baptist Church, Mahomet, IL, where she also acted as pianist and one-time choir director. Remarried to Richard Anderson of Bartlett, TN in 2002. Preceded in death by parents Armon and Vera Dawson, first husband Robert L. Hardin, and twin infant daughters Janet and Laurie Hardin.

Survived by second husband Richard Anderson, sisters Lilian Ashby of Westfield, IN, and Katherine Van Rheenan of Carmel, IN; Daughter, Nancy Powley (Kyle), of Lincoln, IL, Son, Jeff Hardin (Nancy), of Cordova, TN, Grandson, Jonathan Powley, of Indianapolis, IN, Grandson, Christopher Powley, of Milwaukee, WI, Granddaughter, Kelly Burns (Gage), of Southaven, MS, and Grandson, Robert Hardin, of Cordova, TN. As well as all children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of husband Richard Anderson, whom she also treated as her own. Evelyn’s combined family includes 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, March 15th at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd, Bartlett, TN. Services will follow at 3:00pm. Burial will be at Prairieview Cemetery in Savoy, IL on May 23rd.

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