Archive for Sunday, May 12, 2002

Homer O. Evans

May 12, 2002


— Services for Homer O. Evans, 80, Ulysses, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Ulysses. Burial with military rites will be in Golden Cemetery, Ulysses.

Mr. Evans died Saturday, May 10, 2002, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita.

He was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Kiowa County, the son of Budd and Nora (Linton) Evans. He was a 1941 graduate of Haviland Rural High School and had lived in Grant County since 1949.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Presidential Citation. He later farmed, ranched and managed the Gano-Bunge Corporation Elevator at Mile Post.

Mr. Evans was a member of the American Agriculture Movement, First United Methodist Church, Ulysses, and Masonic Lodge No. 435, from which he'd recently received his 50-year certificate. He also belonged to the Santa Fe Trail Assn., American Legion Post No. 79, Mid America Air Museum Foundation and was a charter member of the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

He married Bertha M. Bohling on May 26, 1947, in Meade. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Ethel Evans, Ulysses, Hazel Evans, Livingston, N.J., and Tanja Harrison, Lawrence; two brothers, Merle, Demming, N.M., and Arnold, Salina; a sister, Esther Roberts, Cyril, Okla.; and three granddaughters.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses.

The family suggests memorials to the U.S. Holocaust Museum or to an organization of the donor's choice, sent in care of the funeral home, 405 W. Grant, Ulysses 67880.

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