Hanley E. Evans, 73

Hanley E. Evans, 73, of 1025 Hendricks Ave. in St. Marys, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday April 28, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on April 18, 1941, in Fonde, Ky., to Doshie (Snodgrass) and Richard Evans Sr.

On May 8, 1971, in Sidney, he married Elaine L. Lynch, who survives.

He is also survived by three  brothers, Richard (Edna) Evans Jr.  of Goshen, Ind.; Ronnie (Mabel) Evans  of Troy, Tenn.; and Larry (Brenda) Evans  of Goshen, Ind.; five sisters, Kathy (Denny) Burden  of St. Marys; Etta Pruitt  of Wapakoneta; Beverly (Dan) Baker  of Wapakoneta; Susan (Sam) Goins  of Goshen, Ind.; and Teresa (Steve) Burger  of Goshen, Ind.; one sister-in-law, Kathryn (Rocky) Clark  of St. Marys and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doshie (Snodgrass) and Richard Evans Sr., two sons, Mark and Eddie Evans, two sisters, Sylvia Lamb and Geraldine Harrell, three brothers, Kenneth Evans, Gary Evans and Van Troy Evans and a brother-in-law, Michael Lynch.

He retired from the Dannon Yogurt Co. in Minster, where he worked as a janitor.

He was a member of Eagles Lodge Aerie 767 and a social member of VFW Post 9289, both in St. Marys.

Hanley appreciated the friendship he shared with his brother-in-law Denny Burden, and the support of the Amanda Klosterman family.

His favorite pastimes included hunting, fishing, gardening and working on automobiles. His pet dog, Chloe, also held a special place in his heart.

The family of Hanley Evans gratefully acknowledges the care  he received in his final days from the staff of Grand Lake Hospice.

Rites are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, (314 W. High St. Chapel) in St. Marys, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, officiating.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home on High Street. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.