Mary Elizabeth (Bryan) Evans Horsthemke (1925 - 2017)

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Mary Elizabeth Evans Horsthemke, 91, of Vandalia, passed away at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at her home in Brookstone Estates in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Terry Westerfield officiating. Burial will be in South Hill Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: First United Methodist Church, , American Legion Auxiliary or . Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Horsthemke was born on May 9, 1925, in Vera, the daughter of Charles H. and Willna H. (Lawler) Bryan. She married Paul E. Evans on Sept. 23, 1944; he preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1988. She married Walter "Slue" Horsthemke on March 22, 1991; he preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 2006.
Mary worked as the supervisor for the Fayette County School Cafeteria Program. She was also a cake decorator and caterer, cooking and serving at many political gatherings, weddings and birthday celebrations. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, American Legion Auxiliary and 8&40, and Order of the Eastern Star. Mary enjoyed card games, especially pinochle, and she also volunteered countless hours over the years at the Vandalia American Legion.
She is survived by her sons, Eldon Evans and his wife Mary of Lilburn, Ga., and R. Kent Evans and his wife Donna of Quincy; son-in-law, Ken Johnson of Sullivan; grandchildren, Bryan Evans and his wife Lisa, Angie and her husband Jeff Smith, Sara Evans, Matt Evans, Monte Johnson and his wife Jennifer, and Tracy Johnson-Smith; and great-grandchildren, Kelsey Evans, Caroline Evans, Spencer Johnson, Brett Johnson, Jacob Smith, Kelley Smith, Laney Smith, Stephen Smith, Chloe Smith and Kelan Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter, Linda Johnson; and brothers, H. Max Bryan and Donald Bryan.

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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 10 to Apr. 19, 2017
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