Jill Evans Elmore

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Jill Evans Elmore

June 04, 1947 - May 17, 2018

Jill Elmore, 70, of De Rossett, TN, passed away on May 17, 2018, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She had battled health issues over the years following a serious auto accident in 1981 and in recent years became increasingly frail. After a fall in her home she was taken to CRMC where she received palliative care.
Born June 4, 1947, in Philadelphia, PA, Jill was the oldest of Jonathan Evans and Bette (Weaver) Evans Halverstadt's six children. Her parents moved to Pleasant Hill shortly after her birth and a few years later settled in Crossville, where Jill spent most of her childhood. She graduated from Westtown School, Westtown, PA, in 1965; she got her L.P.N. certification at TN Area Vocational-Tech School in 1971 and earned a B.S. degree in Nursing from University of Tennessee in 1978.
Jill was known among family and friends as having a kind, loving, sensitive heart with selfless concern for others. She cared for many in the Coronary Care Unit of Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville, TN; Cookeville General Hospital, Cookeville, TN; Baptist Hospital, Knoxville, TN; and worked with relentless tender care in the Vanderbilt Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As an educator, she nurtured creativity and environmental stewardship in young children at Community Friends School in Crossville. She loved playing the piano and enjoyed writing poetry and creative short stories in her youth. Jill was an avid gardener, known for sharing her bountiful harvests with friends and neighbors, always with a warm smile. Her passion for nature and the outdoors was embodied in the natural beauty she created and maintained with her devoted husband and architect, Phil Elmore, at their home in De Rossett, TN, a wooded lot where they married in 1978. Jill's quiet loving spirit will be missed. Her bright light will shine on in everyone and everything she has touched along her journey. We love you, Jill.
Jill is survived by her husband, Phil Elmore; mother, Elizabeth (Bette) Evans Halverstadt; siblings, Tim Evans, Nan Evans Beesley, David Evans, Bruce Evans and Arthur Evans.
She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Jonathan Evans, in 1969.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at the Evans farm in Crossville, where Jill enjoyed growing up with her close-knit family and neighborhood friends.
Published on August 6, 2018
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