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Marie Evans

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Marie Evans, 65, of Martin, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Marie was born in Wilkes-Barre on April 22, 1948, the daughter of the late Phillip and Irene Chapura Makara.

She graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1966. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Lock Haven State University.

She had been employed by Rambling Road Pediatrics for the past 25 years.

Marie enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Tom "Tommy" Evans; her children, Nicole (Greg) Gill, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Jesse (Carrie) Evans, Schoolcraft, Mich.; five grandchildren, Jonah, Matthew, Lauren, Landon and Alex; three brothers and two sisters, Phil (Linda) Makara, Wilkes-Barre; Mark (Sandy) Makara, Mountain Top; Glenn (Anne) Makara, Glenside; Debra Makara, Shelburne Falls, Mass.; and Renee (James) Conahan, Wilkes-Barre; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, Mich.

The Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1150 W. Centre Road, Portage, Mich. The Rev. Father Stanley Witek will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., P.O. Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629, or to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall No. 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Please visit Marie's personalized webpage at
Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 1, 2013
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Langeland Family Funeral Homes - Westside Chapel
3926 South 9th Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 343-1508
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