Helen Mae (Hughes) Evans

Born: Thu., Nov. 30, 1933
Died: Mon., Mar. 30, 2020

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Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Helen Mae Hughes Evans, 86, wife of the late Meredith Cecil "Mert" Evans, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020.

Born November 30, 1933 in Nicholas County to the late Jessie James "Buddy" Hughes & Ruby Purcell Hughes Stewart, she was a former employee of Jockey International, had owned several businesses in Carlisle and was secretary of a mobile home park in Leesburg, Florida that she ran with Mert. She was a member of the Blue Licks Christian Church.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Debbie Banta and Karen (Ken) Day; 4 grandchildren: Dana (Chris) Bussell, Jason Minton, Cristi (Robin) Jefferson and Julie Minton; 7 great-grandchildren: Cody Livingood, Ryan Minton, McKenzie Lenox, Katie Jefferson, Morgan Bussell, Eli Hogg and Madison Bussell; 2 sisters, Peggy (Billy) Rose and Mary (Bill) Wheaton; and 2 brothers, Jerry (Helen) Stewart and Ronnie (Bess) Stewart.

Also preceding her in death were 2 sisters, Betty Frances Flora and Janette Hughes Ritchie; a brother, Kenneth Clyde Hughes; and a son-in-law, Roger Allen Banta.

Private services will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home with live-streaming available via the funeral home’s Facebook page. Burial will follow in the Carlisle Cemetery.

Honorary casketbearers will be her grandchildren, her nieces & nephews and her care-givers, Nancy Fryman, Luann Kelly and Janice Cox.

Charitable donations may be made in Helen's memory to the following organization:

Bluegrass Hospice Care
1317 US Highway 62 East, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
Tel: 859-234-6462

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Sharon Banta Unseld and family
   Posted Tue March 31, 2020
Debbie, Karen and family,

Helen was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will never be forgotten and be fondly remembered for her warm personality and bright smile. May God Bless her. Rest in peace.

Teresa and Tommy Riddle
   Posted Tue March 31, 2020
Helen... fought the fight and kept the faith even with the medical condition that she suffered with. The love she had for both of her daughters never went unseen, as she loved each unconditionally. That’s what a mother does. She was loved dearly by many, up until her last breath and will never be forgotten. She has now been made whole again and resting at the feet of her Master. My deepest love and prayers of comfort to Karen and the family. ❤️❤️🙏

Bonny Gum Crawford
   Posted Wed April 01, 2020
I am so very sorry about your Mom. She had the sweetest smile. She will be missed by you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Resting in God’s arms now.
Love and sympathy 🙏🏻❤️

Linda Wilson
   Posted Thu April 02, 2020
I so loved seeing your pics on Facebook. You were so loved by your family. Especially your daughter Karen who protected you like all adult children should!. May you truly be in peace now, free of memory loss and aches and pains. Welcome home . You mothered many.

Janie McGee
   Posted Wed April 08, 2020
Mt Dearest Karen, I just read your Mother's notice and my heart sank. Even though you knew it was coming, I knew how you would miss her smiling eyes. But Oh, how healthy and happy she is now, Right! God is taking over for you now, Karen. He will see that she lacks for nothing, and I'm sure He promises you that He will be as good a nurse as you have been. I will always remember Helen as having a tremendous work ethic and a beautiful smile no matter the business venture she and your Father were in at the time. Now wipe your tears away Karen, and smile a smile for your beautiful Mother!

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