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Sandra Ann Evans, 72, of Hartford, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2023. She was born May 8, 1950, in Dowagiac, the daughter of Dar Evans and Ann Marie (Murphy) Evans.

Sandy was a dedicated and hard worker her entire life. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and having her cat by her side. She was an avid bird lover and enjoyed the hummingbirds around her yard.

She is survived by her longtime partner, Kevin DeFord of Hartford; her daughter, Angela (Eric Griffith) Phillips-Griffith of Lawrence; son Brian (Anetra Grice) Phillips of Portage; six grandchildren, Saturn Phillips, Joseph Phillips, Ashton Phillips, Trenton Phillips, Melanie (Zach) Yelle and Hannah Phillips; two great-grandchildren, Colton and Caleb Yelle; three sisters, Cathy (Jirair) Barseghian, Laura Evans and Cindy Hogue; brother Brad Evans; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Ferguson.

Family and friends are invited to visit Friday, May 19, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave., Paw Paw. A celebration of life will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Roberts officiating. Interment will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hartford at a later date.

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