Solange Evans, 92, of Murphysboro, died Monday, April 12, 2021, at her home.
She was born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Saint Laurent du Var, France, the daughter of Rene and Irene Colas. She traveled to the United States to marry E. Fred Evans. They met just after World War II.
She is survived by her daughters, Irene Maurice and family and Charlene DeHoet and family; and a brother, Guy Colas and family. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
She worked as a legal secretary in France before coming to the United States. She served as downstate treasurer of the American Association of Teachers of French and was a member of the American Association of University Professors. She also held memberships in Phi Delta Kappa, as well as Pi Delta Phi, the French National Honor Society.
Graveside services for Solange Evans will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the John A. Logan Foundation, Fred and Solange Evans Scholarship Fund, benefiting students studying psychology or French. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.