Juanita Rush Evans

April 15, 1922 - February 17, 2012
Juanita Rush Evans

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Juanita Rush Evans, 89, of Hendersonville, died Friday, February 17,2012 at the Elizabeth House following a short illness. Born in Lakeland,Fl, she was a daughter of the late Annie and James Rush of Clyde, NC. Shewas raised in Clyde and graduated from Clyde High School.She was also a graduate of Mars Hill Collegeand East Carolina University.She had lived in Skyland,NC prior to moving to Henderson Countyin 1962. A talented craftswoman, she contributed her skills to the NorthCarolina Extension for the Blind and was a member of the SouthernHighlands Hadicraft Guild. She was a member of Mills RiverUnited MethodistChurch. In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by herhusband, John Jay Evans who died in 1983; three brothers, James, Ronald andLamar Rush and three sisters, Lillian Goforth, Alveena Rush and Estelle Marr.

Mrs. Evans is survived by her daughter, Wanda Stills and herhusband Donnie of Hendersonville; two grandchildren, Scott and Andrew Stills ofHendersonville; one great-grandchild, Gavin Stills of Hendersonville; twosisters, Elaine Ensley and Elnora Peterson of Candler; a brother, CharlesRush of Cullowhee and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held 5:30 Pm Tuesday, February 21, at MillsRiver UnitedMethodist ChurchCemetery. Rev. Paul B.Thompson will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately followingthe service at the residence of Wanda and Donnie Stills. Memorial contributionsmay be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o Henderson County Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blvd., Hendersonville, NC 28792 or to Four Seasons Compassionfor Life, 571 S. Allen Rd.,Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  • February 19, 2012
    Diane Adcock Sargent says:
    Wanda and family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mother. May god bless you and comfort you in the days to come. Take comfort in the fact that your Mother is in the arms of the angels and standing before our lord .Love to you all!

  • February 19, 2012
    Carol Dietrich says:
    Dear Wanda and family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. My sincere condolences to you. I will remember her fondly as a determined, hard working woman who was an independent thinker, not afraid to speak her mind. I'll always remember when she told me the story of her telling her pastor that she believed in reincarnation. I dropped my jaw but smiled inside at her spunk. May she rest in peace and may you find peace in knowing that that your mother touched many lives and will carry on in our hearts. Sincerely, Carol Dietrich

  • February 20, 2012
    Jan Dalton Pressley says:
    Dear Wanda & Family, We were so sorry to read of your Mother's death. Please know you and your family are in out thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mike Dalton & Jan Dalton Pressley

  • February 20, 2012
    Marilyn Edney Cox says:
    Wanda, So sorry about your mom. She was a great lady.Take care! Love Marilyn

  • February 20, 2012
    David and Jo Ann Fain says:
    Wanda, Just wanted you to know we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. And to let you know you are in our hearts and prayers.May your good memories always bring you peace. With love,Jo Ann & David