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Helen Josephine (McQueen) Evans, age 88, lifelong Ray County resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond. Josephine was born February 24, 1919 in Hardin, the daughter of Clyde and Bessie (Smith) McQueen. On May 31, 1939, she was married to Eldred E. Evans. He preceded her in death on October 1, 2000.
Josephine is survived by her two sons, Gary Evans and his wife, Sue; and Ron Evans and his wife, Lin; three grandchildren, Carri Moentmann and her husband, Kevin; Jason Evans and his wife, Kristy; and Derek Evans and his wife, Vion; and five great-grandchildren, Audrey Moentmann, Rachel Moentmann, Max Evans, Grace Evans and Zachary Evans, all of St. Louis.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence McQueen and Herman McQueen.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery, Richmond.
There will be a family viewing at 1:30 p.m at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, preceding the graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond United Methodist Church c/o Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main Street, Box 190, Richmond, Missouri 64085.