Funeral services for Barbara June ‘Bobbie’ Withers Evans, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Saturday at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary O’Flannagan officiating, Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Evans died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab in Baldwin City.
She was born June 1, 1934, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Richard E. and Mary C. Scribner Withers. Bobbie was a food service manager, owner and chef in Lawrence for over 40 years. She was a member of Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, and a 40+ year member of the Eagles Auxiliary. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, Bingo, pool, and cake decorating.
She married Clifford L. Evans Sr. on Aug. 12, 1949 in Oskaloosa. They later divorced. Survivors include six sons, Richard Evans and wife Alpha, Mark ‘Greg’ Evans and wife Annette, and Dana Evans and wife Sarah, all of Lawrence, Clifford Evans, and Robin Evans and wife Patty, all of Overbrook, and Darryl Evans, Linwood; 19 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas ‘Randy’ Evans, a daughter, Cheryl Evans, a granddaughter, Dawnita Brandon, and a great granddaughter, Brittany Byerley.
Friends may call from 9 am to 8 pm Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, or the Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab Resident Activity Fund, in care of the funeral home. 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
I grew up with her Daughter-in-law Annette. My sympathies to the entire family. It’s so sad to lose a Parent and Grandparent. May peace that passes understanding be with you. Thinking and praying for you, Rob and Iris(Cripe) Eng
Our sympathies to the entire Evans family. She was quite a classy lady! She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I pray for peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. God Bless each of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
WE GREW TO LOVE BOBBIE,DURING THE TIME WE WERE WITH HER AT THE NURSING HOME. SHE WAS A LOVING LADY. SHE WAS A CARE GIVER FOR OUR MOM FROM HER WHEEL CHAIR.SHE ENRICH OUR LIFE BY KNOWING HER. THERE ANOTHER SPECIAL ANGEL IN HEAVEN.GOD BLESS
Rest in the arms of Jesus Aunt Bobbie, will be thinking of your family. Love Keith
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Bobbie. I had the pleasure of working with her and will always remember her kindness and zest for life.
Randy and Cheryl will always remember you from Affinitas and the good ole days where you were a part of our family. You touched so many lives and made so many friends at Affinitas and I am sure everywhere you went. Most people will remember you as Grandma Bobbie and smile every time they remember! In heaven Angels will tell us how they learned from us! Be prepared Ms Bobbie – you are in for a lot of stories!
Bobbie, you will be missed by all. You touched many lives. It was a joy to work with you, always smiling no matter what life threw your way.
You will be missed its a sad day and joyous also that you aren’t hurting.anymore but sad the missed opportunities love you and watch over us
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