Deidra Ann “Dee” Evans, 60, Jasper

Deidra Ann “Dee” Evans, 60, of Jasper, died Tuesday, July 6, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Campus in Jasper. She was born in Harvey, Illinois, December 13, 1960, to William Charles and Lois Ann (Froelich) Baker. She married John Evans.

Dee was a manager at Denny’s Restaurant in Jasper for many years and later worked as a cashier. She enjoyed cats, watching game shows on television, playing bingo, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, John Evans; one daughter, Crystal Nunez, Owensboro, Kentucky; one son, Matt McGowan and wife Lisa, Virginia; five grandchildren, Rheanna and Taylor Gray, Nick and Mario Resendiz, and Levi McGowan; one sister, Diane Strothers and husband Andre; one brother, David Baker; and mother-in-law Caroline Burnette.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lois Baker.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be shared at



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