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Keith F. Evans, Jr.

October 16, 1923 — January 12, 2023

Keith F Evans Jr passed away on January 12, 2023 at Greystone Residential Home in Iola, Kansas.

Keith was born on October 16, 1923, in Iola, Kansas, the son of Keith F. Evans Sr. and Frances Emma (Lugenbeel) Evans. He attended one room schoolhouses in Anderson County, Sugar Valley and Oak Grove, graduating in June 1937. He graduated from Garnett High School in June 1941.

Keith married Neva Lois McGhee in August 1943. A son, Keith Stephan Evans was born to this union. They later divorced. Lois later married Lyle Lieb, who adopted Steve, hence his legal name is now Lieb, not Evans.

Keith married Ina Mae Ashby in October 1951 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They later divorced. They had two children, Martha Ann Evans and Richard Dudley Evans. Martha married James McCoy, who died in 2013; they had two children, James and Joshua. Richard married Sarah Dietrich; they had five children, Nathan, Daniel, Andrew, Jacob, and Jessica.

Keith married Elaine Burns in Miami, Oklahoma in March 1986. Elaine died July 30, 2013.

He loved to fish, hunt, play bridge, study genealogy, dancing, country music, and traveling. He and Elaine traveled to all fifty states and their capitals.

Keith served in the U.S. Navy from December 1942 to January 1946 on the Aircraft Carrier USSFDR. He attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in June 1949 with a BS degree in Business Administration. He worked at several places in business management, retiring from the State of Virginia Museum in 1984.

He is survived by a daughter, Martha McCoy; grandsons, James and Joshua; son, Richard Evans and wife Sarah; grandsons, Daniel, Andrew and Jacob and granddaughter Jessica; daughter-in-law Marilyn Lieb; nieces Diane Doran (Rick) and son Eric; Farrell Ping (Duane) and children Jason and Jessilyn; Deborah Wilson (Gale); Janet Jasnowski (Tony) and children Joseph and Clare; nephew Douglass Archer (Sue) and children Erin, David and Cory.

He was preceded in death by his father, Keith F. Evans Sr., mother, Frances Emma Lugenbeel Evans; first wife Lois Lieb, second wife Ina Wilson; third wife, Elaine Burns Evans, son Steve Lieb, grandson Nathan Evans, sisters Marilee Archer and Alberta Boots, brothers in law Bob Archer and Harold Boots; nephew Evan Doran; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the Hepler Cemetery in Hepler, Kansas, with Military Graveside Honors and Masonic Rites. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Hepler Town Cemetery

Kansas 3, Hepler, KS

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