Shelby Evitt

Posted 3/23/21

Shelby Jean Evitt, 79, of Paris, passed away Sunday evening, March 21, 2021, at her residence, with family by her side.

Private burial is in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Templeton Funeral Home is in …

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Shelby Evitt

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Shelby Jean Evitt, 79, of Paris, passed away Sunday evening, March 21, 2021, at her residence, with family by her side.

Private burial is in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Evitt was born May 21, 1941, in Donaldson, Tenn., a daughter of the late Frank Alcorn and the late Bertha Loraine Jones Alcorn Beschorner Gilbert.

A gentle, loving woman, she leaves a permanent mark on the hearts of her family. She will be sorely missed by her husband and best friend of 60 years, John Perry Evitt; her children, John Allen (Beverly) Evitt and Lori (Shane) Ivy. She was a proud grandma of Alicia, Amanda, Josh, Santana and Shane Jr. She enjoyed hearing about the antics of her great-grandchildren, Roman, Aaliyah, Jasper, Madison, Benjamin and Savannah. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters, Vivian (Ed) Delashmit, Patricia Shackleton and Cindy Cox; her brother, Stanley (Marilyn) Beschorner; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

 For many years, she was a stay-at-home mom. After her kids left home, she went to work at the Paris Bicentennial Art Museum. She loved being involved in her community. She enjoyed the beauty of flowers, watching the squirrels in her neighborhood, listening to the birds and drinking milkshakes.

Mrs. Evitt also had a longstanding relationship with God. Her family always knew not to call while she was watching her Sunday church services. She was very blessed with her faith until her dying breath, and her family finds comfort in knowing that she is watching over them from heaven.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

“In Our Hearts”

“We thought of you again today, but that is nothing new.

We thought about you yesterday, and days before that, too.

We think of you in silence; we often speak your name.

Now all we have are memories, and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part.

God has you in his keeping. We have you in our hearts.”

 -unkown

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com