Betty Evans

JUNCTION CITY — Betty Evans, 85, of Junction City, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Oakridge of Plattsburg, MO.

Betty was born September 23, 1932, in Oklahoma, the daughter of Bayless and Elsie (James) Ritter. She married Raymond Evans in 1952 at Glenridge Baptist Church and he preceded her in death.

Betty is survived by one granddaughter: Michelle (Horton) Jones and husband Doug of Kansas City, MO; one grandson: Josh Williams of Louisiana; four grandchildren: Emily Williams of Centralia, Baylea, Kindyl and Tucker Jones all of Kansas City, MO; three brothers: Jerry Ritter and wife Ruth Ann of Texas, David Ritter and wife Sharon of Oklahoma, and Ronnie Ritter of Oklahoma; two sisters-in-law: Darlene Ritter of Centralia, and Bonnie Ritter of Carlyle; special family friends: Billy and Dee Dee Howell and children Lacy and family and Garrett of Junction City.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, children: Danny “Boone” Evans and Sheila “Kathy” Evans; siblings: Tom Ritter, James Ritter, and Paul “Dean” Ritter; and a special friend of the family “Weezie” Cuno.

Betty retired from Murray Center after working there for 32 years. After two years of retirement, Betty began to work for the Community Resource Center where she worked for 17 years and retired again at the age of 83. She was also a member of the Sandoval Christian Church for over 20 years at which was known to play the organ. More recently, Betty had attended First Christian Church in Centralia and their Young Adults Sunday School Class.

Funeral services for Betty Evans will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev. Elaine Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made to Community Resource Center in Centralia and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home, which is assisting Betty’s family with arrangements.

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