EVANS, Wanda Eileen (Henderson) - b. September 26, 1934 - d. May 20, 2023

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Wanda Eileen Evans, 88, of Fall River, Kansas, passed away on May 20, 2023 at Morningstar Care Homes in Fredonia, Kansas.  She was born on September 26, 1934 in Severy, Kansas, the daughter of Raymond and Ena (Johnson) Henderson.

After graduation from Severy High School, Wanda worked in a bank in Wichita, Kansas.  On October 6, 1954, she married Robert L. "Bob" Evans in Severy.  They lived in Fall River, began farming, and started their family.  Wanda continued her banking career at Fall River State Bank for many years.

Wanda served numerous years as a 4-H leader and Fair Superintendent.  She was a very dedicated Fall River Booster Club member and supporter of the Fall River BBQ from the first year to the 57th year.  She owned and operated the D & B Grocery Store for many years.  During this time, she helped many people out with groceries and advice.  She tried to make everyone feel welcomed and a part of the Fall River family community.

Wanda was an avid sports fan.  She was a true K-State fan, but her most favorite sport was whatever her children or grandchildren were in at the time.  She was devoted to her family and their activities.  She helped with projects and attended all of their academic and athletic events she could get to, and this wasn't only for her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren, but any kids that she claimed as her own from Fall River and the surrounding area.

In her later years, she went to the grocery store to visit with friends.  She also invited her friends over for coffee.  She loved going to the pasture with Bob to check cattle or just going for rides in the countryside.  They were married for 64 years until his death on November 19, 2018.  Then Terry and John would pick her up for her pasture visits.

Wanda is survived by three children, Terry (Deb) Evans of Fall River, Kansas, Jeanna (Kelly) Breech of Nowata, Oklahoma, and John (Judy) Evans of Fredonia, Kansas; her brother, Keith Henderson of Emporia, Kansas; two sisters-in-law, Esther Henderson of Grove, Oklahoma and Marilyn Vrana of Columbus, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Dustin (Mariana) Breech, Jim (Dez) Breech, Matthew (Jessica) Evans, Kelsey (Adam) Coomes, Jessie (Samanatha) Evans, and Kimberly (Justin) Stithem; and ten great-grandchildren, Jordy and Drew Evans, Kinzley and Kallen Evans, Jace, Kolter, and Kaylor Stithem, Brock Breech, Max Breech, and Whitley Coomes.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; her brothers, Bruce, Harold, and Carl Henderson; and one granddaughter, Melissa Evans.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, Kansas.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fall River, Kansas.  Memorials have been suggested to the Fall River Booster Club and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.countrysidefh.com.  Services are under the direction of Countryside Funeral Home, 420 S. 20th , Fredonia, KS 66736.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

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