Evelyn M. (Kuper) VanLaningham Ohrt (1927 - 2017)


INDEPENDENCE – Evelyn M. VanLaningham Ohrt, 89 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at ABCM Rehab. Center of Independence – West Campus. She was born on November 20, 1927, in Stanley, Iowa, the daughter of George Herman and Ethel Mae (Eschen) Kuper.
On May 11, 1947, she and David Otto VanLaningham were married at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence. They later divorced. On January 18, 1997, she and Kenneth Eugene Ohrt were married in Dunkerton, Iowa.
Evelyn is survived by two sons: Terry VanLaningham of Waverly, Iowa, and Robert (Dan) VanLaningham of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; daughter, Eva (Steven) Lorenz of Ankeny, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Diane VanLaningham of Hazleton, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jean (Norman) Perry of Chino Hills, Calif.
She is also survived by many Ohrt family members and Evelyn's immediate family wishes to express a special thank you for the love and care they extended her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Ohrt; son, Harold VanLaningham; daughter-in-law, Connie Jo VanLaningham; grandson, Dustin VanLaningham; brother, John Kuper; and sisters, Shirley Witte and Neva Carnes.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Rev. Sue Ann Raymond officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Hazleton. Friends may call for visitation from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, at the funeral home.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 3 to July 8, 2017