Ronald D. "Ron" Evans

Born: Sat., Nov. 13, 1937
Died: Tue., Aug. 25, 2015


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Ronald D. "Penrod" Evans, 77, of Quincy, went to meet his Lord and Savior at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday (August 25, 2015) at Blessing Hospital.

   Born November 13, 1937 in Quincy,  Ron was the son of Melvin and Dorothea Clair Evans.  He married the love of his life, Donna Marie Howell, on February 14, 1974 in Quincy.  She preceded him in death on May 31, 2009.

     Mr. Evans served his country  in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Basilone from 1956 to 1958. He then served in the U. S. Naval Reserve until his Honorable Discharge in 1961.

   Ron was an active member of New Beginnings Church where he sang in the choir and cooked for many church functions.  He was a member of the Quincy V.F.W. Post 5026 and the National Rifle Association.  Ron was one to always stay busy. He loved being outdoors working in his garden and  feeding and watching the birds in his yard. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed camping, woodworking, reading and going to Tractor Pulls.  He loved cooking and will be remembered for his potato salad, noodles and cherry pies.

   Ron was employed as a welder for 20 years at Doyle Manufacturing and later at Hollister-Whitney for 23 years until his retirement.    

   Ron loved and adored his family and will be greatly missed.

    Survivors include seven children, Betty Brewer and her husband Jim of Normal, IL, James E. "Andy" Gumm Jr. of New London, MO, Pat Sederwall and her husband Bill of Quincy, Peggy Wesner and her husband Dan of St. Petersburg, FL, Matt Gumm and his wife Theresa of Quincy, Rick Evans and his wife Shelly of Quincy and Mark Evans and his wife Dawn of Quincy; twenty grandchildren, Natasha Schreacke (Paul), Courtney McMains (Robert), Jake Gumm, Tammi Neally (Luke), Adam Richmiller, Kristi Cookson (Jerry), Cole Reeder, Toni Kondos, Adam Paup, Alan Paup (Casey), Justin Gumm (Alexis), Jerad Gumm, Tyler Peters (Bryn), Jacob Peters (Amy), Audreana Derhake (Ted), Ashley Evans, Richie Evans, Riley Evans, Abbey Evans and Alec Evans; twenty eight great grandchildren; one great great grandson; a brother, Roger Evans (Mary) of Maywood, MO; a sister, Phyllis Schaefer (Joe) of Palmyra, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Schutte.

   Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Tom Henderson.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Akers Chapel Cemetery near Plainville, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Saturday evening from 3:00 to 7:00 and Sunday afternoon until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to The Forgotten Initiative Foster Care Program (T.F.I.) in Quincy.

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Dan & Norma Clair
   Posted Wed August 26, 2015
Rick, Mark, Roger and Phyllis - our deepest sympathy. So glad we had a 'mini-reunion' a few months ago. We were all so happy to be there. God Bless.

Dick & Pat Wentura
   Posted Thu August 27, 2015
Dear Evans and Peters Families,
Thinking of you--------
Dick & Pat Wentura

   Posted Thu August 27, 2015
we are so sorry to hear of Ron's passing, havent seen him for few years, he bought me my first teddy bear when i was little, he & my dad were school friends. i hope to make it to the visitation and would especailly like to visit with rick & mark as i knew them when we was all little kids. you are all in my prayers

carolyn carper neighbor in alley
   Posted Thu August 27, 2015
to Rons family loved this Gentleman we talked a lot in the alley and when he was working in his garden. He was a wonder friend going to miss him so much/ we talked a lot about his family He had a great love for His Lord we talked hours about religion He was a great man i will sure miss him sending prayers to all his family and dear family

Diane Ames Davis
   Posted Fri August 28, 2015
So sorry for your Loss! Know that I have you all in my prayers!

Jim and Beverly Hickerson
   Posted Fri August 28, 2015
We have had the privilege of having Ron as a dear friend for over 50 years. A better friend or gentleman you will never find. It will be very difficult to know that we can no longer go to the phone and share a story with "Ronnie"

We send our sincere condolences and God's loving Peace to the family.

Jim Garmer
   Posted Sat August 29, 2015
I always enjoyed talking to Ron when I attended New Beginnings church. We talked alot about catfishing, farming in the old days, gardening, and solving all the worlds problems. What a wonderful man who had a deep love for Donna and the Lord. Heaven is now richer. My deepest sympathy to the family. Jim Garmer

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