Evelyn Lucille Blackburn Sandefur, age 72, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at her residence. Mrs. Sandefur was born on August 27, 1948 in Madisonville, KY to the late Samuel Holzhauser and Rose McGregor Holzhauser. She was a graduate of Earlington High School, and she was a beloved mother and grandmother. Additionally, she worked in the construction business rehabbing homes in the region for over 40 years. For many years she owned and operated Blackburn Construction Company. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Madisonville, KY.
Mrs. Sandefur is survived by two daughters, Shannon (David) Garrett of Dawson Springs, KY and Kelly (Mik) Gifford of Hanson, KY; two brothers, Albert (Ruby) Holzhauser and Melvin Holzhauser all of Suthards, KY; one sister, Trudy (Larry) Parker of Hanson, KY; nine grandchildren, Emily Garrett, Daniel Garrett, Caleb Garrett, Abby Garrett, Ellie Garrett, Shiloh Garrett, Alyssa Blair, Lauren Grable and Amy Bailey; and, six great grandchildren, Kinzee, Charlie, Faithlynne, Easton, Arya and Daniel.
Mrs. Sandefur is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Larry Sandefur; a sister, Margie Comancho; two infant sisters, Helen Louise Holzhauser and Louquita Joy Holzhauser, and one brother, Nick Holzhauser.
Visitation for Evelyn Lucille Blackburn Sandefur will be Friday, March 19, 2021 from 5:00 PM CST until the funeral hour at 6:00 PM CST at Beshear Funeral Home, 201 N. Main St., Dawson Springs, KY with Rev. Kerry Smith, Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Odd Fellow Cemetery, Madisonville, KY.
Mrs. Sandefur’s service will be streamed live on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook beginning at 6:00 PM CST on Friday, March 19, 2021. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).
In an effort to deter the spread of covid-19 face masks and social distancing will be required.