Katie R. Evans, 85, Arizona

Katie R. Evans, 85, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Effingham, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at her daughter’s residence in Mesa.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home in Herrick, with Jay Huddlestun officiating. Burial was in Myers Cemetery in Herrick Township, Shelby County. Visitation was held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Evans was born on July 11, 1923, in Herrick, the daughter of Ephram and Gladys Hazel Sanford Beck. She married Lewis H. Evans on May 18, 1941, in Chicago; he died in 1990.

She was reared in Herrick and attended Herrick elementary school and high school.

She is survived by daughters, Marilyn and her husband Glen Fort of Mesa, Ariz., and Linda Dyer of Pell Lake, Wis.; sons, Ronald Evans and his wife Audrey of Mesa, Ariz., and Raymond Evans and his wife Darlene of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Beck and his wife Lois of Cowden; and sisters, Virginia King and Madge Evans.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Joe and Lane Beck.

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