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Marita "Rita" Evans

Battle Creek

Marita "Rita" Evans, 74, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at her home. She was born September 26, 1938 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Otto and Florella (Green) Sult. She married Merle Evans on February 14, 1996 in Battle Creek. Rita worked 28 years as a social worker in long-term care facilities. She had a passion for the elderly and was diligent to insure her residents were given loving, quality care. Rita was a long time member of the Eagle's Lodge. For years she was in charge of running the kitchen for events, coordinating funeral dinners, and fund raising as well as donating her time for whatever else was needed. Rita's love language was giving of herself to her family, friends, and anyone in need. She was an excellent cook and showed her love through food. Rita spent countless hours in the kitchen making dishes and pies for every occasion. Rita's genuinely kind spirit left a mark on every person she came in contact with. She will be greatly missed.   

She is survived by her husband, Merle; children, Candy (Dan) Cox, Randy Evans, Nick (Lisa) Evans, and Cliff (Kathy) Evans; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings.                                                  

Visitation will be held Monday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with Rev. James L. Sparks officiating. Burial will be at the Bedford Cemetery in Bedford Township, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to Southern Care Hospice.

Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145  www.bachmanhebble.com 

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on June 16, 2013
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