Richard Edward Evans, Sr. (65) of Beecher City


Published on October 14 2013 8:08 am

Richard Edward Evans, Sr., 65, of Beecher City, IL, died at 10:10 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

A gathering to celebrate Richard’s life will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at New Horizons Church, 502 West Tower Road, St. Elmo, IL from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the family. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard was born on Tuesday, April 20, 1948 in Stonington, IL to Roy and Clara (Mitchell) Evans. He had been a door greeter at Wal-Mart in Effingham.

Richard is survived by his wife, Georgia Benjie Toppins of Beecher City, sons, Richard E. Evans, Jr. (Jacqueline) of Beecher City and Clint Evans (Rachel Graves) of Brownstown, daughters, Jennifer Howell (Rob) of Dieterich and Pam Duckwitz (Mark) of Beecher City, stepdaughters, Kathalene Rust of Indianapolis, IN and Joan Scroggins (Lloyd) of Sonora, Californiaand Vanessa McKee (John) of Beecher City, stepsons, Damian Black (fiancé Rachel Glenn) of Fort Bliss, TX and David Black of Beecher City, sisters; Rita Davis (Ross), Cindy Merrill, Barb Cox (Bob), Nancy Kramer (Phil) all of St. Elmo, brothers; Dick Evans (Brenda) of Effingham, Roger Evans (Brenda) of Altamont, Roy Evans, Jr. (Carol) and Tom Evans all of St. Elmo, sister-in-law, Erma Evans of Altamont, 18 grandchildren; Trey (fiancé Lorene Gentry) and Courtney Evans, Clint Evans, Jr, Taylor Graves, Gracie Norris, Brandon Duckwitz, Christine Duckwitz, Thad Howell, Chelsi Duckwitz, Tasha Duckwitz and fiancé Cody Harpster, Derek and Tatyana Duckwitz, Isabella Scroggins, Lloyd Scroggins, Chad, Alexis, Dakota and Andrew McKee and great grandson, Sebastion Houser and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, George and Larry Evans and a sister, Toni Evans, and grandson Hunter Duckwitz.

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