Woodrow Evens

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Woodrow Wilson Evens, 88, of Durand, Mich., died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Durand Convalescent Center.

He was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Copemish, Mich., son of William Robert Mott and Emma Johnson Evens. He and Emma Cowgur were married Feb. 14, 1975, in Sikeston, Mo. She died June 11, 2000.

Evens retired from A.C. Spark Plugs in Flint, Mich. He was a member of the VFW in Swartz Creek, Mich., and was a Boy Scout leader many years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Evens of Durand, Michael Evens of Gaines, Mich.; two daughters, Patricia Pierce of Durand, Diana Yelland of Davisburg, Mich.; a brother, Paul Evens of Cadillac, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, with his nephew, Steve McPheeters, officiating.

Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.