4516098PROVIDENCE, KY., — Darla Jean Evans, 68, of Providence passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Baptist Health Madisonville. She was born on September 24, 1949 in Mountain City, TN to the late Mary Brookie Sluder and Joseph Carl Sluder. Darla was employed with the Hopkins County Board of Education as a bus driver for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling with her sister and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Providence Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

Survivors include her daughters Michelle (Mitch) Lander of Hanson, KY and Amanda Brooke Jordan of Okinawa, Japan, son Michael Simcox of Rabbit Ridge, KY, step-daughter Susan (Gary) Ritchie of Damascus, VA, granddaughter Kellie Lander of Beulah, KY, grandsons Cody (Tyler) Lander of Earlington, KY, Keith Simcox, Brian Simcox both of Dalton, KY, Seth Ritchie of Damascus, VA, Evan Ritchie of Damascus, VA, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4pm until 6pm Thursday at Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville.

The funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Crandall Church of Christ Hwy 133 Shady Valley, TN with Tracy Dugger and James Chip Palmer officiating. Mountain City Funeral Home in Shady Valley is in charge of the funeral service. Burial to follow at Blevins Cemetery in Shady Valley. Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darla's memory to the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center in Owensboro, KY or the Community Food Bank in Providence, KY.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisfuneralinc.com