Earl Evans

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Earl Evans

Earl Evans Earl B. Evans, 78, of Ottumwa died at 2:51 a.m. December 2, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born February 18, 1940 in Quanah, TX to Walter and Katherine Bailey Evans. He married R. Irene Jensen on December 31, 1976.
A graduate of Quanah High School, he attended Abilene Christine College.
Earl lived in California a short time and earned his pilot's license. He worked for Oscar Meyer and for over 30 years for Hormel. Having lived in Omaha, NE, Ottumwa, IA and Maryland, he and his wife, Irene retired to South Carolina. They moved back to Ottumwa in 2014.
He enjoyed hunting, camping and boating as well as was an avid golfer.
Surviving is his wife, Irene; 5 children, Diane Martin of Norwalk, CA, Ken (Shannon) Evans of Brea, CA, Carol (Kurt) Anderson of Ottumwa, Jon (Lori) Evans of Brea, CA and Laijla Evans of Lexington, KY; 13 grandchildren, Danielle, Ryan, Brie, Jolie, Jake, Josh, Hannah, Lily, Caroline, Matthew, William, Kevin and Baye; 2 great grandchildren, Myles and Alicia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be planned in Texas at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 3, 2018
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David Mabe
Dec 14, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of our cousin Earl. My condolences to his family and friends.
Dec 10, 2018
Thoughts and prayers for my cousin Earl and his family. His Aunt Peggy, my Mom, suffered from Alzheimers. It is very hard on everyone. We love you and will remember the fun we had at the 2014 reunion.