Herbert Leslie Eveland, 83, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, surrounded by his family at home.
Born on May 17, 1938, in Champaign, Illinois he was the son of Herbert C. and Lucille (Richardson) Eveland. He attended Champaign High School graduating with the class of 1956. Herb would further his education by attending Manchester College receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1962. He later obtained his Master’s Degree from Indiana University.
Herb met the love of his life at Manchester College, Diane Elyse Hand of Bremen. They married on June 4, 1961. Herb and Diane were dorm parents to over 100 college students. They served together for the Brethren Volunteer Service spending two years in Europe.
Herb began his teaching career in Argos before coming to Plymouth. He taught Art at Lincoln Junior High and Plymouth High School, for a total of 35 years. He received Teacher of the Year, Most Influential Teacher, and was a Lilly Grant Teacher recipient. He started the Computer Graphics Program at PHS and developed/led workshops for Indiana Art Teachers.
Herb will be remembered for his many contributions to Plymouth Athletics. He was the scoreboard operator for 50+ years and was inducted into the Plymouth High School Athletic Support Staff Hall of Fame. Herb’s active participation in high school athletics also earned him the Marv Wood Memorial Award.
Herb, known to many of his students as Mr. Eveland, was famous for his kindness, smile, and uplifting spirit. He is credited for inspiring many students, laying the foundation for others to follow. His legacy will live on through his family, friends, and students who he impacted most.
He enjoyed playing golf, creating artwork, frequenting garage sales, and spending time with his “grand brats.”
Herb was a long-time member of the Optimist Club, Heartland Artist, Retired Teachers Association, and Plymouth Church of the Brethren.
He is survived by his wife Diane whom he was married to for 60 years of Plymouth; son- Rodrick and Jackie (Frid) Eveland of Plymouth; son- Derek and Jodi (Hilliard) Eveland of Plymouth; siblings- Keith and (Diane) Eveland of St. Joseph, IL; LuAn Cunnington of Tolono, IL; brother-in-law- Rex Hand of Harrison, AR; sisters-in-law- Carol Hand of Kenny Lake, AK, and Alice Hand of Copper Center, AK; grandchildren- Ashley and (Matt) Schnitzer of St. Charles, MO; Emily Eveland and (fiance Evan) Parkhurst of Indianapolis; Cameron Eveland of Indianapolis, Bailey Eveland of Plymouth; Riley Eveland of Plymouth; Cooper Eveland of Plymouth; great-grandchildren- Grace and Liam Schnitzer; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Herbert is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Lucille Eveland; inlaws- Bill and Donna Hand; brothers- Eddie Eveland; Pete Eveland; brothers-in-law- Dick Cunnington; Larry Hand; Terry Hand; and David Hand.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021, from 2-5 p.m. at the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, 1130 N Michigan St. Plymouth, IN 46563. Funeral services will immediately follow with Pastor Tom Anders officiating.
Burial will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Eveland Art Scholarship c/o Diane Eveland, 11911 Ridgeview Drive, Plymouth, IN 46563, Kindred Hospice, 1476 W 18th St. Rochester, IN 46975, or Plymouth Church of the Brethren, 1130 N Michigan St. Plymouth, IN 46563.