Ernest Edgar "Ernie" Evans, 88, died Nov. 28, 2013, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.
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He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Bentley, the son of Walter W. and Laura Jane (Fuller) Evans. He graduated from Bentley High School in 1943. A World War II veteran, he served as a PFC in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945.
Ernie retired in 1990 as the director of housekeeping at the Halstead Hospital. He was a longtime resident of Halstead, moving to Hutchinson in 2002. He was a member of Eastwood Church of Christ, a lifetime member of the American Legion Ruth Wilson Post No. 231 of Halstead, and was a past president of the Halstead Housing Authority.
On July 28, 1945, he married Barbara Helen Nachtigal in Wichita.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara Evans; children, Sharie "Jo" Clutts of Hutchinson, Dianne Mueller and husband, Keith of Halstead, Mike Evans and wife, Sue of Hutchinson, Jill Guizlo and husband, Steve of Auburn, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elmer Eugene Evans, Earl Edward Evans; sister, Edna Eunice Evans Warren; and a grandson, Jeremy Mueller.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Elliott Chapel, with Jimie-Wray Mead presiding. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Halstead City Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the American Legion Ruth Wilson Post No. 231. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with family to receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Halstead Ambulance Dept. or Eastwood Church of Christ, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a personal condolence for Ernie's family.
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Published in The Kansan from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2013