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Eleanor Elizabeth Evans

Monday, February 18, 2008

Eleanor Elizabeth Evans, 90, of Coffeyville, Kan., entered into eternal rest Monday, Feb. 1, 2008, in Coffeyville.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Penwell-Gabel Ford-Wulf-Burns Funeral Home Chapel in Coffeyville. Pastor J.E. Reynolds will officiate and burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. In lieu of other remembrances, the family requests memorials be made to Coffeyville First Christian Church in care of the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabel.com.

She was born June 1, 1917, in Malta Bend, to Flavel and Laura (Nash) Yancey. She grew up and attended school in Marshall and graduated from Marshall High School in 1935. In 1936, she graduated from a business course at Mercy Academy in Marshall. In 1937, she accepted a civil service appointment as a stenographer with the United States Civil Service Commission in Washington, D.C. In 1940, she transferred to the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor in Kansas City. On Oct. 15, 1940, she married H. Thomas Evans in Kansas City. The couple made their home at several locations in Missouri and Illinois until they retired to Coffeyville, where her husband had previously served as manager of the Bunge Grain Elevator. She was a member of First Christian Church in Coffeyville.

Survivors include one son, Robert "Bob" T. Evans of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles F. and Thelma Yancey of Kansas City; two nieces, Mary Ann Reddy and her husband, Stephen, of Kansas City and Ann Null and her husband, Kim, of Corder; two nephews, Charles Yancey and his wife, Cheryl Johnson, of Raleigh, N.C., and John Yancey of Dallas, Texas; one great-niece, Molly Joyce of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and one first cousin, Ann Van Dyne and her husband, George, of Kansas City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Additional information provided per family recompense.