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Bernadine G. “Bernie” Evans, 74, Homewood, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. 

Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Ruhamah Cemetery, Rantoul. A viewing for Mrs. Evans is set to begin 1 p.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family will meet with friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

She was born Thursday, May 19, 1938, in Groom, Texas, the daughter of Bernard Joseph and Beatrice Marie (Bohr) Hermesmeyer.

Bernie grew up in Rantoul, moving to Ottawa in 2006, and recently to Homewood.

Bernie graduated from Rantoul High School.

She worked as an inspector for King Radio and Estes, retiring in 2000. 

On Friday, May 16, 1958, Bernadine was united in marriage with Richard Lee Evans in Ottawa. He preceded her in death April 30, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Bernard and Beatrice Hermesmeyer; husband, Richard L. “Dickie” Evans; son, Joseph E. Evans; brother, Bernard Paul Hermesmeyer; and two sisters, Nell Scheckel and Elizabeth Baldwin. 

Survivors include a son, Dale E. Evans and his wife, Julie, Belton, Mo.; two daughters, Shirley L. Pennington and her husband, Mike, Gardner, and Joanna M. Flora and her husband, David, Ottawa; a brother, F.C. “Bud” Hermesmeyer, Osawatomie; a sister, Bernadette Allen, Sulphur, La.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  

The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County Cancer Foundation or Midland Care Hospice through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, KS 66067.  

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