Mass of Christian Burial for Marion native Arlene A. Evans, 86, who died peacefully Jan. 27, 2023, at her home in Strong City, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Strong City.
Inurnment will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at the church.
Arlene was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Marion, to Chester and Stasie Makovec. She graduated from Cottonwood Falls High School in 1954.
She married Joe. E. Evans on Aug. 24, 1957, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. They shared 65 wonderful years together.
Arlene was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony Church and Altar Society. She enjoyed her grandchildren, crocheting, yard work, puzzling, and — most of all — polka music and attending polka dances.
Arlene is survived by husband Joe of the home; children Debby Baker of Strong City, Cindy Cooper and husband Wendell, and Eddie Evans and wife Donna, all of Cottonwood Falls; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and sister Charlote Casey of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Kay Brown.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Altar Society in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, PO Box 220 Cottonwood Falls KS 66845.