The Helen E. Evans Scholarship Fund was created in 2005 to mark its namesake’s 80th birthday. Helen’s sister, Lydia Roebuck, and numerous friends and family members contributed to this fund to recognize Helen for her lengthy teaching career with the Marion City Schools.
Helen (1925-2021) was a kindergarten teacher known for making a positive and lasting impression on many of her students. Through this scholarship, her legacy of helping Marion students continues. This scholarship makes awards to Marion Harding High School seniors in the top 50 percent of their graduating class and who are pursuing a college degree and career in the field of education.
Helen taught elementary school for 28 years in the Marion City Schools, including the former Oakland, Colonial Acres, and Fairpark buildings. Active professionally, she was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and Philomen Gregg International Reading Association, and was a Jennings Scholar.
In her retirement, Helen returned to her home state of Missouri and passed in 2021 at the age of 96. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Marion, where she taught Bible school, Sunday school, and was a member of the Christian Education Committee.
An avid quilter, she was a member of the Quazy Quilters Guild for 16 years.