Lillian Evans, age 75, of Clearmont, Missouri entered into peace Monday, April 22, 2019 at Clarinda Regional Health Center. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home in Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation will be held Wednesday at Ritchie Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at the Clearmont Cemetery in Clearmont. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Clearmont Community Club. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Lillian Lee (Carlson) Evans was born November 4, 1943 in Elmo, Missouri the daughter of Robert Carlson and Grace (Ecker) Carlson. She grew up attending school in Elmo, graduating as the first class of West Nodaway High School with the Class of 1961. After graduation she was united in marriage to Marvin D. Evans on July 21, 1961 at the Elmo United Methodist Church. To this loving union three children were born, Kevin Duane, Linda LeAnn and Danny Lee.
Lillian worked for over 20 years at NEBS in Maryville, Missouri. She loved spending time with family, working outdoors, camping, antiquing, refurbishing trunks and playing cards. She was a member of the Clearmont Community Club and the Knitty Gritty Knitting Club.
Left to cherish Lillian’s memory is her loving husband of 58 years, Marvin Evans of Clearmont, Missouri; two children, Linda Babcock of Clearmont, Missouri; and Danny Evans and wife Melissa of Clearmont, Missouri; a brother, Eddie Carlson and wife Janice of Corning, Iowa; a sister, Ethel Phillips and husband Richard of Lakewood, Colorado; a sister-in-law, Nelly Carlson of Bellevue, Nebraska; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Lillian in death are her parents Bob and Grace Carlson; her son, Kevin Evans; two brothers, Lynn Carlson and Connie Dean Carlson; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Carlson.
Lillian possessed a beautiful spirit that her family will cherish.
May she be at peace in God’s loving care.