Evelyn Jean Sandner

July 28, 1926September 11, 2021

Evelyn Jean Troutt Sandner, 95, of Burnet died Saturday September 11, 2021. She was born in Dallas July 28, 1926. After graduating from high school in Dallas, she attended UT Arlington for a year. She then transferred to UT at Austin, where she graduated with a degree in Music. At this time she met and married John Sandner. They later moved to Burnet and Evelyn earned her Masters degree in Education. She taught music and special education for 30 years at Burnet Elementary.

Evelyn was very involved in the Burnet community. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for 62 years and was proud to be a member of the choir. She was a member of the Epsilon Pi service organization for over 50 years. She was involved with the Friends of Seton Hospital. Evelyn was Woman of the Year at the Methodist Church. She was chosen as an Honor Citizen of Burnet. She also was the first educator to be chosen for the Burnet CISD Hall of Honor. Many people have taken piano lessons over the 60 years from Evelyn and she taught until she was 93 years old.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband Dr. John Sandner, and grandson Cade Barnett. She is survived by her children Steve Sandner, Jill Ringstaff and Jann Barnett and husband Gary, grandchildren Cody Barnett and Dr. Clay Barnett and wife Anna. She also has two great grandchildren John and William Barnett. Evelyn is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and families. Special love for her brother-in-law and wife James G. (Bub) Joyce and Beverly.

Evelyn will be missed by all that knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Burnet YMCA Teen Center or to a charity of your choice.

Visitation will be Friday September 17, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service for the family Saturday September 18 at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

Evelyn’s kindness and energetic passion for the church and community will be missed. She had a love of family and life.

We would like to thank The Pafford Place Assisted Living staff for all of their loving kindness and wonderful care. Condolences and fond memories to the family may be made to


  • Steve Sandner, Son
  • Jill Ringstaff, Daughter
  • Jann Barnett (Gary), Daughter
  • Cody Barnett, Grandson
  • Dr. Clay Barnett (Anna), Grandson
  • John Barnett, Great Grandson
  • William Barnett, Great Grandson
  • James G. "Bub" Joyce (Beverly), Brother-in-law

  • Burnet YMCA Teen Center



  • Visitation Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

    Friday, September 17, 2021


  • Private Graveside Service


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Mary Jane Shanes

September 17, 2021

Evelyn was an inspiration to all.
Singing with her in the choir was so joyful.
She loved her church and her community.
She was a special lady and will be missed.

Praying your memories will bring you comfort.

Bobby and Nan Manning

September 17, 2021

Your family means the world to us! You all are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through remembering your Mom. Evelyn was a true one of a talented, spunky, charming, dedicated and fun! It is amazing to think how many lives she touched all these years. Heaven will never be the same! Much love to you all! Bobby and Nan Manning

Dyanne Cortez

September 17, 2021

Keeping Steve, Jann & Jill in my heart this weekend as you say farewell to your wonderful mother. Her face turns up in all my childhood memories of Burnet: at school, at church, and many other places. It was an honor to know her, and I'm glad you were able to share so many years of life with Evelyn.

Caroline Duncan Bradshaw

September 17, 2021

Steve, Jann and Gary, and Jill - My brother, Donnie, and I send you our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Burnet has lost another treasure. I will remember Evelyn's smile, her patience in trying to teach me piano for 8 years, her fun as a mom to Steve's, Jann's and Jill's friends growing up, and her friendship to our family. Love, Caroline Duncan Bradshaw and Donnie Duncan

Robin Zimmerman

September 16, 2021

My thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you as you go through this time of mourning the passing of your sweet mom. She was a gift to all of you and a gift to the community. Your memories will sustain you and your strength, taught by her, will get you through. Absent from the body - present with the Lord. Rest in peace Mrs. Sandner....

God bless you all,

Robin Zimmerman

Tria Fink

September 16, 2021

Evelyn was most positive person in the world. She was my mentor my first years teaching at Burnet Elementary and became a dear friend. Evelyn should hold the title as one of Burnet’s greatest ambassadors. I will miss taking her to lunch.

Mary Bass

September 16, 2021

Evelyn was such a sweet lady, so caring and loving with all. She will be missed.

Welda Williams

September 15, 2021

I have no memories of Mrs. Sandner without a smile on her face. She was always so positive and kind to everyone. I loved how she taught her special students at Burnet Elementary--her patience with them and love for them was endless--that impressed me even when I was a child. She made a difference in so many people's lives that I'm sure her full influence will never be known. I am so thankful to have grown up with Jann and Jill, both lovely and beautiful ladies, inside and out, just like their mom.
May the Lord bless you all with comfort, happy memories, and peace.

John Butler

September 15, 2021

It was a joy to teach with Evelyn for years at Burnet Elementary and
a joy to visit with her in HEB, in the Seton lab waiting room, or any
other chance meeting. She was one of the most outstanding all-round Burnet citizens that we know.
Our love to her family, Jack and Cissy Butler

Linda Mcdaniel

September 15, 2021

Evelyn was such a beautiful person inside and out. I’m so sorry for your loss. A mother’s love is forever. My prayers are with each of you.