Donna Jane (Banavage) Evans

Born: Tue., Oct. 7, 1952
Died: Sat., Apr. 27, 2019


8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Wed., May 01, 2019
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., May 01, 2019
Location: Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church

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Donna Jane Evans, age 66, of Pottsville, PA passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Middleport, PA on October 7, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Anna Mae (Pollick) Banavage, who died in 2008.
Donna was a graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, Class of 1970. She worked as the manager of the Pottsville Senior Center for over 25 years and was an LPN for over 30 years.
Her greatest loves were her children, her grandchildren, and God. Spending time with her grandchildren meant everything to her. She also loved yard sales and antiquing.
Another joy of her life was seeing Bruce Springsteen with her sister. They were such good times to her and together they saw Bruce in concert over 40 times.
In addition to her Mother, she was preceded in death by a sister Joyce Donton in 2009. Also, her lifelong friend Larry James Jr in 2015.
Donna is survived by three children: Melissa McAndrew and her husband Tom, Port Carbon; Jodi Evans and Larry James both from Pottsville; Four grandchildren: Taylor Horning and her fiancé Domenic Mercuri, Derek James, and Molly and Sam Freiler, all of Pottsville; two sisters: Joan McAnany, Maryland and Mae Mohl and her husband Mart, Pottsville; and nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in New Philadelphia at 10AM on Wednesday, May 1st, with Rev. Ronald Minner officiating.
Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon.
Interment will be held in the Holy Family Cemetery in New Philadelphia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donna's memory to the Pottsville Senior Center 201 North Centre Street Pottsville, PA 17901.

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dennis rogers
   Posted Fri December 06, 2019
Jodi, Melissa and larry. I've just learned of your mothers passing and I offer my condolences. she was the most wonderful person I ever met. i'm sure she is at peace with our lord and savior Jesus Christ.

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