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1933 David 2023

David W. Evans, Jr.

October 1, 1933 — November 19, 2023

David W. Evans, Jr., known to most as Buddy, died peacefully at home on November 19, 2023. He was 90 years old.


Buddy was born to David W. and Edith Sergeant Evans on October 1, 1933, at Newman Hospital in Emporia, KS. He attended Coal Creek School and graduated from Lebo High School in 1951. He went on to earn a degree from Kansas State University. After 5 years in Manhattan, Buddy returned to Lebo to farm and ranch.


He married Paula Sue Jones on August 15, 1965, in Neodesha, KS. She survives. He is also survived by daughters Susan (Rob) Evans Atchison, Arvonia, KS, and Mary (Joel) Kaczor, Lawrence, KS; grandsons Degan Kaczor, Devan McEwen, and Camden Kaczor; step-grandchildren Amanda Atchison, Ashley (Aaron) Koehn, Todd (Emilie) Atchison, and Zach (Abigail) Atchison; two step-great-grandsons; brother John R (Sara), Lebo; nieces Paulette Lyman, Paige Westfall, Megan Evans, Kate Evans, and nephew Dylan Evans. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, his brother James Otto Evans, and his sister Brenda Lyman.


Buddy was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and the Lebo United Methodist Church. He was awarded Lebo Alumni of the Year in 2021. Buddy took great pride in his Welsh heritage, collecting Welsh pottery and supporting efforts to keep the Welsh culture alive. He was a past trustee and life member of the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association.

Buddy’s quiet demeanor will be dearly missed. His life was a gift to many and his family is forever blessed to have had him as part of their lives.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Arvonia Historic Preservation Society.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 24, 2023

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home - Lebo

107 West 6th Street, Lebo, KS 66856

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Service

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Lebo United Methodist Church

201 West 4th Street, Lebo, KS 66856

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Burial

Arvonia Cemetery

, Arvonia, KS 66856

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