Josephine Stanton Evans, a former teacher and federal worker who lived in Hamilton, Va., for nearly 19 years, died May 20 in Hamilton. She was 97.
Mrs. Evans was born Feb. 4, 1908, and raised in McComb, Miss. She was an honors graduate of the University of Mississippi, where Greek and Latin were her major fields of study.
She taught Latin and other subjects at schools throughout the South for many years. During World War II, she also worked for the federal government in Tennessee.
In 1986, she moved from Jackson, Miss., to Loudoun County, Va.
Mrs. Evans had wide-ranging literary interests and was a member and former secretary of the Hamilton Book Club.
She also was an avid gardener and pet lover and supported many charitable causes, including religious ministries, children’s hospitals and groups that care for abandoned animals.
Her husband, Medford Bryan Evans, an author and former atomic energy official, died in 1989. Survivors include her son, author M. Stanton Evans of Hamilton, who founded the National Journalism Center and the Education and Research Institute; a daughter, Dorothy Evans Morse of Austin, Texas; a grandso; and a great-grandson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 111, Hamilton, VA 20129.