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Ruth ‘Bea’ Evans



Ruth “Bea” Berniece Evans, 92, of Osceola died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.

Cremation was entrusted to Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., in Osceola. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Ruth “Bea” Berniece Evans, daughter of Joseph Andrew Adamson and Eula Poush Adamson, was born July 23, 1926, in Libertyville, Illinois. Bea graduated from Osceola High School with the class of 1944.

On Nov. 7, 1948, she married Robert Melvin Evans in Osceola. Bea worked as a bookkeeper in several offices in Osceola and was working at North Elementary School.

Bea was a member of Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary and Osceola United Methodist Church.

Bea is survived by her husband of 70 years, Robert “Bob” M. Evans of Osceola; daughters, Marti Jo (John) Hayslette of Okemos, Michigan, and Janice Lee (Terry) Lewis of Osceola; grandchildren, Megan Hayslette of Okemos, Michigan, and Shane (Carla) Alexander of Jackson, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Chase Alexander of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Levi Alexander of Des Moines and Alayna Hayslette of Okemos, Michigan; brother Gerald “Shorty” Adamson of Osceola; sister Pat (Rod) Hansen of Blair, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Glayne Adamson of Osceola and Barb Wood of West Branch; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bea was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eula Adamson; grandson Matthew Alan Lewis; brother Joseph “Bill” Adamson; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and G. F. Hoffman; sister-in-law Lois Adamson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Phyllis Lynn; and brother-in-law Chuck Evans.

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