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Ronald D. "Ron" Evans

November 13, 1937 ~ August 25, 2015 (age 77)
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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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