"E" OBITUARIES

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CAPE GIRARDEAU--Funeral for BRENDA JOYCE EAKIN of Cape Girardeau will be held at 10 a.m. today at Lynwood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens at Sikeston.
Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Eakin, 55, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, in an automobile accident near Ware, Ill.
She as born April 30, 1943, at New Madrid, daughter of John A. and Zora Perigan Dixon.  She and Jim Eakin were married Aug. 16, 1964, at Bell City.
Eakin and her husband owned and operated a car rental business.  She was a member of Lynwood Church.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Christopher and Mandy Eakin, both of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Dr. Lori Eakin of Kansas City; five brothers, Jim Dixon of St. Louis, Joe Dixon of Belton, Texas, Ted Dixon of Collinsville, Ill., Johnie and Don Dixon, both of Sikeston; two sisters, Norma Davis of Advance, Linda Webster of Belleville, Ill.; and a grandchild.
 --Transcribed by Leslie Riney

LACON, IL -- JAY E. EAKINS, 64, of 418 S. Washington St., formerly of Princeville, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1993, at his daughter's home.
Born March 15, 1929, in Jackson, Mo., to Troy and Maine Slinkard Eakins, he married Mattie Smith.
Surviving are one son, William T. of Lacon; two daughters, Cynthia Eakins of Lacon and Leticia Hummer of Chillicothe; one brother, Norman of Kankakee; two sisters, Dottie Roberts of St. Louis and Doris Smith of Gordonville, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death.
He was a Korean War Army veteran. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 14 years and later worked for Peoria Blacktop Inc., last working in 1986. He was a member of the Teamsters union Local 627 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4999 of Chillicothe.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery in Millersville, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Hammitt Funeral Home in Princeville.
-- Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - April 22, 1993.



SIKESTON, Mo. -- Funeral for LAURA L. EAKINS of Sikeston will be held at 10 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home. The Rev. Dolan Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.
    Eakins, 87, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Miner Nursing Center.
    She was born Nov. 3, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Albert C. and Hulda C. Erickson Dittlinger. She married Paul Roscoe Eakins, who died in October 1990.
    Eakins owned and operated Eakins Plaza. She attended Chapel by the Lake.
    Survivors include a son, Randy Eakins of Sikeston; a daughter, Patricia Newman of Sikeston; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a son.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.

Melbourne, FL--CHARLES L. EAST, 78, of Melbourne, Florida, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
He was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Murphysboro, Illinois, son of Jeff and Aurelia Young East.  East was a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School in Cape
Girardeau. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, and also retired from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis.  He was a member of Ascension Catholic Church, American Legion Post 163, Elks Lodge 1744. Mr. East was a storyteller extraordinaire and a volunteer with Daily Bread.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty; two daughters, Nancy Dukeman of Melbourne, and Sandi Trosset of Key West, Florida; two brothers, J.J. and William East of Cape Girardeau. Missouri; a sister, Betty Dougan of Cumberland, Maryland; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Ascension Catholic Church in Melbourne. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell.--Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, March 28, 2003, contributed by Bill East.

St. Peters, MO--DAVID EAST, 50, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at his home.  He was born July 17, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, son of John Jefferson and Dorothy Ladd East Jr.
Mr. East graduated from Central High School in 1974, and from Southeast Missouri State University in 1980 and played on the university's former
Indians football team.  He was a pharmaceutical sales representative with Pfizer 22 years and prior to that worked at Thorngate Ltd. in Cape Girardeau.
Mr. East was a member of St. Joseph of Cottleville Catholic Church in St. Charles, Mo.
He is survived by a son, Jeffrey East of Knoxville, Tenn.; a daughter, Lauren East of Knoxville; his mother, Dorothy East of Cape Girardeau; four brothers, William "Bill" East and wife, Judy, of Parma, Ohio, John East and wife, Dotte, of Cape Girardeau, Rick East and wife, Becky, of  Cape Girardeau, Stephen East and wife, Becky, of St. Charles; three sisters, Barbara Glueck and husband, Kevin, of Kelso, Mo., Karen Altenthal and husband, Brad, of Cape Girardeau, Mary Boeller and husband, Keith, of Cape Girardeau; fiancee, Sharon Hopmann of St. Peters; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Roger East.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Parish prayers will be at 7:30.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Hulshof and the Rev. Rick Valleroy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 106 Farrar Drive, Cape
Girardeau, Mo., 63701.  --Contributed by Bill East.

Cape Girardeau, MO--GEORGE H. EAST, 73 years old, who was associated with his son, J. J. East, in the operation of West Mount Garden, a tourist and filling station establishment on Kings Highway at Hopper Road, died at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at a hospital here. Mr. East was a retired farmer and with Mrs. East moved here four years ago from Murphysboro, Ill.
The body was taken to the Brinkopf-Howell Funeral Home and will be taken to the Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock for service at 2 o'clock.  The pastor, Rev. C. E. Mount, will be in charge and interment will be in a cemetery at Anna, Ill.
Born in Grand Tower, Ill., Feb. 3, 1876, Mr. East was married in 1900 to Martha Rendleman. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Grand Tower and of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Murphysboro. He is survived by the son here, a  daughter, Mrs. Adora Heckman, of Chester, Ill., six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
"The Southeast Missourian" (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), Jan 25, 1950 donated by Bill East

Lake Worth, FL--J. J. (JEFF) EAST, a former resident of Cape Girardeau, died at 1 Friday afternoon in a Lake Worth, Fla., hospital.
In 1946 he built and operated the West Mount Motel in Cape Girardeau before moving to Lantana, Fla., in 1957. He was a member of St. Mary's
Cathedral and Parish here.
Surviving: his wife; sons, Charles, St. Louis, J. J. Jr., and Bill, both of Cape Girardeau; daughter Mrs. Stan Dougan, Cumberland, Md.: sister, Mrs. Dora Heckman, Ziegler, Ill.; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The body is at Ford and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 Sunday afternoon where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 that night.
The body will then be taken to St. Cloud, Minn., for service and burial.
--The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missourian, April 13, 1974, contributed by Bill East.


Cape Girardeau, MO--JOHN JEFFERSON EAST JR., 77, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at his home.  He was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Murphysboro, Ill., son of John Jefferson Sr. and Aurelia Young East.  He and Dorothy S. Ladd were married July 31, 1947, at Cape Girardeau.
East retired in 1992 from Elfrink Truck Lines, having worked in sales and claims for 25 years. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
Church and Elks Lodge 639. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving with the Navy Seabees on Guam and Midway.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, William "Bill" East of Parma, Ohio, John J. and Rick East, both of Cape Girardeau, David East of Jackson, Tenn., Stephen East of St. Charles, Mo.; three daughters, Barbara Glueck of Kelso, Mo., Karen Altenthal and Mary Boeller, both of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Bill East of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Betty June Dougan of Cumberland, Md.; an aunt, Viola Klinkman of Mascoutah, Ill.; 26 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger East; a brother, Charles East; and his parents.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m., and Elks services will
be at 7:30 p.m.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Revs. Rickey Valleroy and Derek Swanson officiating. Burial
will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Cape Girardeau, with military rites by VFW Post 3838 and the Missouri Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association—The Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Mo.,
September 20, 2004, contributed by Bill East.


Lone Oak, KY--ROGER EAST, 46, of Lone Oak died at 5:25 a.m. Monday at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.  He was born April 27, 1952, at Cape Girardeau, Mo.  Mr. East, a graduate of Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, was employed as a pharmaceutical
representative.  An Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. East was a major in the Missouri Army National Guard, and was a member of the National Guard Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was a member of the Kentucky Coaches Association and the Lone Oak High School Football Quarterback Club. He was a special teams coach for the Lone Oak High football club and was active in the Lone Oak High soccer league.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, where he was a member . The Rev. Ricky Valleroy and the Rev. Henry
Wieder will officiate. Burial with military rites will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. East is survived by his wife, Pam East; three sons, Kyle East, Nathan East, and Erik East, all of Lone Oak; his parents, J. J. and Dorothy East of Cape Girardeau; five brothers, William East of Parma, Ohio, John East and Richard East of Cape Girardeau, David East of Jackson , Tenn., and Stephen East of St. Charles, Mo.; three sisters, Barbara Glueck of Kelso, Mo., and Karen Altenthal and Mary Boeller, both of Cape Girardeau; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call after 5 p. m. today at Lone Oak Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 7 this evening.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lone Oak High School Athletics Fund, 225 College Ave., Paducah, KY 42001; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2615, Paducah KY 42002.--Paducah (Kentucky) Sun Democrat, Tuesday, January 12, 1999, contributed by Bill East.  (Note:  Roger East's remains were reinterned in St. Mary's Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, MO in 2005)

Wentzville, MO--EMMA ROSE EAVES, 100, of Wentzville-- A graveside service was held Saturday at the Jackson, Mo., City Cemetery for Emma Rose Eaves of Wentzville.
Mrs. Eaves, 100, died of infirmities Thursday at Wentzville Park Care Center in Wentzville.
Surviving are a son, Samuel Stewart of Artesia, N.M.; two daughters, Mildred Allen of Doniphan, Mo., and Judith Knipp of St. Peters; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Wentzville Park Care Center.
Prinster-Paul Funeral home of St. Charles was in charge of arrangements.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - January 4, 1988



NORMAL, IL–DOROTHY A. ECKELMANN, 88, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Normal, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 1, 1995) at Ratliff Nursing Home, Cape Girardeau. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, the Rev. James Caughlan officiating.
Survivors include one brother, Louis Eckelmann, Springfield; and one sister, Evelyn Camp, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
--Pantagraph, The (Bloomington, IL) - November 3, 1995


Belleville, IL.--HEAT STROKE CAUSED DEATH--ALBERT ECKERT of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Died in This City--Albert Eckhardt of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Tuesday night at 9:45 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Belcour of 224 North Jackson Street.
Mr. Eckhardt came to this city about two weeks ago to visit his wife and son, who have been spending the summer here.  He was Assistant Postmaster at Cape Girardeau for twelve years, but owing to ill-health resigned and went to St. Louis, where he was employed at the Belscher Hotel.
On July 4th he suffered a heat stroke, from which he never fully recovered.  Death was due to an abscess on the brain.
Deceased was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., February 18, 1881.  He was married September 21, 1904 to Miss Carrie Houck of this city.  He is survived by his widow; one son, Claude, 8 years old; his mother; two sisters, Misses Louise and Olga Eckhardt of Cape Girardeau, and one brother, Robert Eckhardt of Chicago.
The body will be shipped to Cape Girardeau at 6:45 o'clock Wednesday evening, and the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon.
--Source:  Belleville (IL) News-Democrat, Sept. 10, 1913.

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Kay Eifert
Source:  Southeast Missourian, dated May 2013; contributed by Catherine Allison; transcribed by S. Gruver
Abstract:  Age 77, residence:  Cape Girardeau, MO
Born:  17 Dec. 1935 in Marion, Ill.
Died:  8 May 2013 at Saint Francis Medical Center
Parents:  John Paul & Louise Penrod Felts
Marriage:  Billy Dean Eifert
Employment:  Drury Inns
Affiliations:  St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Hobbies:  secretary of Central High School 1950s reunion committee; loved to read
Children:  Tammy Eifert
2 grandchildren
Preceded in death by parents & a daughter
Buried:  Cape County Memorial Park

Lakeland, FL--EUGENE PAUL EISSMAN, 91, of Lakeland died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at home. A native of Whitewater, Mo., he moved to this area 32 years ago from Muncie, Ind., where he retired as laboratory director at Ball Memorial Hospital and also served 12 years as Delaware County coroner. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland Beautification Committee and the Masons. He was past president of Imperial Rose Society. He is survived by his wife, Louise; a son, Robert of Lakeland; a daughter, Nancy Myers of Syracuse, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Heath Funeral Chapel, Lakeland. --Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - January 8, 1997

Cape Girardeau, Mo--JOYCE ANN ENGERT, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 at her home.  She was born May 23, 1939 in California, Mo., daughter of Lilburn and Alma Elliott Graham.  Engert had been a clerk with the State of Missouri Division of Family Services.
Survivors include her father of California, Mo.; a son, Mark Wehmeyer of Perryville, Mo.; a daughter, Debra White of Edinburgh, IN; a sister, Wynona Turley of Booneville, Mo; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her mother.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating.  Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum.



FRUITLAND -- Funeral service for MRS. AGNES ENGLEHART of Fruitland will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Chapel in Jackson. Rev. Jim Davis will officiate, with burial in Plesant Hill Cemetery near here.
    Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.
    Mrs. Englehart, 83 years old, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 1988, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
    She was born Aug. 8, 1905, in Portageville, daughter of Robert and Ida Morrison Bandy. She married Herbert Englehart June 16, 1922, who died March 24, 1975.
    The couple lived all their married life in the Leemon community. Mrs. Englehart had taught school in Pemiscot, New Madrid and Cape Girardeau Counties. She also had worked at Brice Variety Store in Jackson. She was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include three sons, William Englehart of St. Louis County, Robert Englehart of O’Fallon, James Englehart of Cape; a sister, Mrs. Inez Rogers of Bryan, Ohio; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.

Rushville, IL--MARSHALL H. ERVIN--The Rev. Dr. Marshall H. Ervin, 85, of Culbertson Gardens, Rushville, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born April 8, 1916, to the late Marshall L. and Ethel Beach Ervin in Cape Girardeau, Mo.  He married Robbie V. Williams on March 22, 1936, in Corning, Ark.
She survives, along with three sons, Marshall L. (wife Jeanne) of Macomb, IL, Jim W. (wife Jeanne) of Rushville, and Dennis G. (wife Deborah) of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia A. Boyd (husband Dick) of  Littleton, IL; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Dr. Ervin was an ordained clergyman of the United Methodist Church and served as Decatur District Superintendent for six years.  He served the following United Methodist churches in the Illinois Conference: Divernon, Glenarm, Farmersville, Rushville First Church, East Peoria First Church, and Rock Island First Church.  He served as  executive director of Wesley Towers Retirement Center in Mattoon, IL for five years.  He retired from active ministry in 1982.
Ervin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Asbury College, a bachelor of divinity, and master of religious education degree from Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston.  He was awarded a doctor of  divinity degree by MacMurray College in Jacksonville, and was named Pastor Emeritus by the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.
In retirement, Dr. Ervin organized the development department of Culbertson Memorial Hospital where he served as director of development for 10 years.
He was instrumental in raising funds to build the Dohner Medical Arts Center in Rushville.  He was named the Paul Harris Fellow and was awarded the
Service Above Self Award by the Rushville Rotary Club.  He also was chosen to serve as parade marshall for Rushville's Smiles Day.
At the age of 80, Dr. Ervin became an author, publishing three books after retiring from Culbertson Hospital.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services. 
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Rushville, Culbertson Gardens or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
[ The Rushville Times, Wednesday, December 5, 2001, page 15, column 1, contributed by a Friend of Free Genealogy- 2007]

Cape civic leader ‘Dutch’ Estes dies

 Former funeral director and Cape Girardeau civic leader, WILLARD H. "DUTCH" ESTES died Friday at age 89.  He had been in ill health in recent years.
    “He was a good man,” said Lester Burchyett of McClure, Ill. “Dutch was a wonderful person. He tried to be a friend to everybody.”
    Burchyett worked with Estes at the Brinkopf-Howell Funeral Home for some 40 years.
    Burchyett said he and Estes did much of the ambulance work years ago before there was a full-time ambulance service.
    “We did about 80 percent of the ambulance work,” he said. “The other funeral homes didn’t do too much.”
    A hearse was used both for funerals and ambulance runs, Burchyett said, adding that “back in those days, we only got $3 for an ambulance trip in town.”
    Estes always had something to say, and “he like to talk,” said Burchyett. “We were very, very close. I just wished he could have lived longer.”
    Estes retired from the funeral home business in September 1989.
    He served on the board of directors for the local Salvation Army for more than 60 years.
    Estes received the second-ever Founder’s Award from the Salvation Army, an award given nationally to volunteers.
    Estes also was active in the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and numerous other civic groups.
    “He was a chamber member forever,” said John Mehner, chamber president.
    For the past 13 years, he had handed out the annual Cobblestone Award. The cobblestones, which came from the Cape Girardeau riverfront, were presented to people who exhibited civic dedication.
    Estes was a charter member of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and helped form the River Heritage Museum, Trail of Tears State Park and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site.
    Before a bout with cancer slowed his pace, he was a sought-after speaker.
    He grew up in Bollinger County. Interviewed in 1990, Estes recalled how he got his nickname of “Dutch”:
    “There was a big German man who I used to follow around all the time. So they used to call me the little Dutchman.”
    Estes graduated from Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill, Southeast Missouri State University and Hohenschuh-Carpenter College of Mortuary Science, receiving his embalmer’s license in 1929.
    In the early days, undertakers often had a line of clothing available for customers.
    “Some people didn’t have a suit to be buried in,” Estes said in 1990. “I have even put my own clothes on a body when he didn’t have a suit and the family couldn’t afford one.”
    “If people trust you enough to take care of their loved ones, I always felt I should do the best job I could,” he said.
    Estes was born on Nov. 25, 1908, at Marble Hill, the son of James L. and Tava Hahs Estes.
    He and Frankie M. Williams were married on April 20, 1930, at Marble Hill.
    He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau.
    Survivors include his wife; a son, James L. Estes of Florissant; a daughter, Martha Ann Young of Cape Girardeau; four granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
    The funeral will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
    Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
--Southeast Missourian, submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.  

OWENSBORO, KY–STEVEN LEE EVANS, 39, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 4, 1989, at his home. He was born in Daviess County and was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ilene Atherton Evans; two daughters, Mrs. Shawn (Jennifer) Gwin and Rachel Evans, both of Cape Girardeau; his mother, Jean Daniel; a grandmother, Georgia Lain; two brothers, Rick and Bill Evans; and two sisters, Mrs. Randall (Kim) Eakins and Mrs. Gary (Renee) Mesplay, all of Owensboro.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home, Jackson, Mo.
Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
--Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - December 6, 1989.

 

CAPE GIRARDEAU--WILLIAM CLARK EVANS, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at his home.
    He was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, son of William Bernard and Venita Clark Evans. He and Dorthylyn Jane Kaltwasser were married Dec. 25, 1960 in Altenburg, Mo.
    He graduated from Central High School in 1955, and from the National Institute of Drycleaning in Silver Springs, Md. Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958.
    Bill was in the drycleaning industry as owner of Sunshine Cleaners and Bill Evans The Drycleaner businesses, and as owner of Evans Equipment Co., installing laundry and drycleaning equipment in seven states. He retired in 1989. After retiring from the drycleaning industry, he worked part time for the Department of Public Safety at Southeast Missouri State University and later he was a part-time driver for the SADI transportation program.
    He was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel and a member of Southeast Missouri state University Foundation.
    Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Dorthylyn; his mother, Venita Clark Evans of East Cape Girardeau, Ill.; two sons, William David Evans and Michael Clark Evans of Cape Girardeau; and two granddaughters, Brooke Anne and Amanda Mae Evans of Cape Girardeau.
    He was preceded in death by his father, William B. Evans.
    Visitation will be Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel from 9 a.m. to service time.
    The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel, with the Rev. Barry Pfanstiel officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be provided by Missouri Honors Team.
    Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


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