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Virginia S. Evans, Army nurse

Virginia S. Evans, Army nurse

Virginia L. Evans, a former Army nurse who while serving in Europe during World War II cared for Gen. George S. Patton Jr., died Sept. 24 at Hope Hospice in Coral Gables, Fla., of renal failure. She was 98.

The daughter of Leonard Schmidt, a tailor, and Ascensia Schmidt, the former Virginia Lucille Schmidt was born and raised in Indianapolis, where she graduated from public schools.

Mrs. Evans was a 1938 graduate of St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis, where she earned her nursing degree.

She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps and completed eight months of training in Colorado, Missouri, Illinois and several other states. On Oct. 31, 1944, she...