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Helen Evans

November 30, 1940 — February 9, 2016

Helen “Nana” Evans, 75, of Ledbetter passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Baptist Health Paducah.

Mrs. Evans was a former towboat cook for over 25 years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving is her ex-husband and best friend, Carmel Evans of Paducah; one daughter, Karmelin (Michael) Arant of Ledbetter; two sons, Craig (Tina) Evans of Cadiz, Tony (Stacy) Evans of Paducah; one brother, Owen Rexroat of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren, Matthew (Chelsey) Evans of Ledbetter, Aaron Evans of Paducah, Austin Evans of Paducah, Rachel (Justin) Coursey of Paducah; two great-grandchildren, Ashlynn Evans of Ledbetter, and Jaymie Coursey of Paducah.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Leandra Kathleen Evans; one sister, Vonda Juarez; one brother, Ronnie Rexroat; and one great-grandson, Abel Coursey. Her parents were Owen Ishmael Rexroat and Marie C. Rexroat.

No services will be held per Mrs. Evans wishes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Valley Baptist Church Food Pantry at 1424 US Hwy 60 W Ledbetter, KY 42058 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

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Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland is in charge of arrangements.

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