OBITUARY

Max L Evans

March 19, 1936May 22, 2013

Max Langford Evans, 77, of Greencastle, passed over to his heavenly home on May 22,2013 after a long fight with Multiple Myeloma. Born on March 19, 1936 in Lafayette, lndiana, he was the son of Samuel Evans and Mina (Davidson) Evans. For the first eight years of school he attended the Smartsburg School. He completed high school at Crawfordsville High School. He went on to earn degrees in agricultural engineering and surveying at Purdue University where he met his wife, Joy (Zeiner) Evans. After ROTC in college he served in the peace time US Army at Ft. Leonard Wood and Ft. Bliss. He spent most of his career as an engineer with the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service), retiring in 1995 after 37 years of service. He followed that time by working several years inspecting dams and designing septic systems. His most important work, besides raising his family, was helping establish independent Christian congregations in both Paoli, lN (Paoli Christian Church) and Greencastle, lN (Greencastle Christian Church). He served as an elder with both congregations. Max was also on the board of the Purdue Christian Campus House for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Lois and Roxie Zeiner, a brother Grove Evans and sister-in-law Joan Evans and two infant half-sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife Joy Zeiner Evans of Greencastle, a daughter Michelle Evans of Greencastle, son Scot (Lisa) Evans of Westfield and daughter Krista (Keith) Rowls of lndianapolis. He also leaves behind ll grandchildren: Andrew, Laryn, Alex, Ethan, Haleigh, Anna, Ellie and Abby Rowls of lndianapolis, Michael (fianc’e Angela Riemersma) Evans of Zionsville, Rachel and Katie Evans of Westfield. He will also be remembered by brother Sam (Ruth) Evans of Crawfordsville and brothers-in-law John (Rhea) Zeiner and Joe (Helen Sue) Zeiner, both of Greencastle along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11am at the Greencastle Christian Church, 620 Primrose Lane, Greencastle, Indiana. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Indiana.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 pm on Monday May 27, 2013 at the Greencastle Christian Church, 620 Primrose Lane, Greencastle, Indiana.

His dearest wish is that all would find a personal relationship with Jesus. ln lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Greencastle Christian Church.

Expressions of sympathy and condolences may be shared with the family at www.bittlesandhurt.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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May 28, 2013

Joy, today's Service for Max was beautiful. You and your fine family have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Max was one of the finest individuals I have known. I had the pleasure of working for and alongside Max for a number of years.
His calm demeanor belied the depth of analysis with which he approached a problem or issue. He earned the respect of all with whom he worked. He made us as teammates better and the entire team better. I learned much from him. He was indeed, very special. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joan and Charlie Gossett

Donetta Waling

May 28, 2013

Michelle,

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there for you as you were for me. Take care of yourself.

May 28, 2013

Joy,
Max was one of the finest Christian men I have ever known. He taught me much about work and life. Today he is with the Lord. "Well done good and faithful servant". My thoughts are with you today.
Keith Gilmore

Laura Stearley

May 28, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear of Max's passing and know that he is now in a much better place then any of us can imagine. He was a good and kind man and will be dearly missed. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and family at this time of grief.

Laura Stearley - Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District

May 27, 2013

Joy,

Eleanor and I send you our deepest sympathy.

So young! We were sorry to hear that he had to suffer so long.

My memories of Max are really positive and I always enjoyed our time together.

Thinking of you and yours............

Neil and Eleanor Bogner

Bob and Darla Rowls

May 27, 2013

We grieve with the family at the loss of Max but rejoice with the saints in heaven at his home going!

Michelle Evans

May 25, 2013

Michelle Evans

May 25, 2013

Michelle Evans

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Michelle Evans

May 25, 2013