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Brenda Sue Derr Evans, 75 of Hanover, IN passed away
on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Thornton Terrace in
Hanover. She was born on November 3, 1947, in Dayton,
OH to Harry Lincoln Derr and Mary Alice Hammons.
Brenda held a master of library science from
The University of Illinois, and she was the children’s librarian at
the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library for thirty
years. She loved organizing events for children of the
county, including story hours, themed book parties, and
summer reading programs. She was a storyteller who
captivated children through her energy, use of the felt board,
and visits to classrooms. Brenda was a member of the
Hanover Presbyterian Church for more than forty years.
Brenda is survived by her loving children, Scott (Mary
Nartic-Evans) of Lawrenceburg, IN, Michael (Steven
Fischer) of San Francisco, CA, and Eric Evans of
Hanover, IN; by her grandchildren, Natalie and Athena;
her sisters, Belinda McWilliams and Edith Milam; and her
sisters-in-law, Donna Short and Carol Cordell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband
of 42 years, Dr. Robert C. Evans, who passed in 2015;
and her siblings, Shirley Medwid, Greta Snyder, and
Brenda will be buried at the Hanover Cemetery beside
her husband, Bob in a private service.
The public memorial service will be at 11 AM on Friday, at Hanover Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow at the church.