Evelyn LaVon (Gordon) Rollins

June 3, 1931 ~ February 8, 2020 (age 88)


Evelyn LaVon Rollins, 88, formerly of Churubusco, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Five Star Residences of Fort Wayne.

Born in Albion, on June 3, 1931, to the late Jesse and Bessie (Pippenger) Gordon. She spent her formative years in the Churubusco area.

Evelyn was married to Melvin Rollins on September 23, 1963. Together the couple lived in Churubusco until his death in June 1981.

She loved to play the dice game and attend church services. In the winter she enjoyed going around and seeing all the Christmas lights. It was a party if she got to go out to Bob Evans for dinner.

Evelyn is survived by two adopted daughters; a brother, Howard Gordon; two sisters, Delores (Alden) Bingham and Edna Egly.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded by a sister, Mary Merrill.

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Burial taking place at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Cancer Services of N.E. Indiana or Heartland Hospice.

Online note to the family at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evelyn LaVon (Gordon) Rollins, please visit our floral store.


February 13, 2020

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
February 13, 2020

5:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Private Interment

Highland Park Cemetery
FORT WAYNE, IN 46825-2399


Heartland Hospice
1315 Directors Row, #210, Fort Wayne IN 46808
Tel: 1-260-484-6810

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46825
Tel: 1-260-484-9560

© 2020 Sheets and Childs Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA