Mildred V. “Mille” Evans, 78, of Pilot Grove, formally of Richmond, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove.
Millie was born on March 9, 1942, in Ozark, Arkansas, the daughter of Virgil and Katie (Voorhees) Turner. She was first united in marriage to Vernon “Jim” Myers in 1962. To this union, her five children were born. They later divorced. She was then united in marriage to Vaughn H. Evans Sr. of Richmond, on April 12, 1994. He preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 2016.
Survivors include: a son, Jim D. (Alethea) Myers of Prairie Home; three daughters, Sue Ream of Chandler, Arizona, Sherri L. (John) Dunseith of Oberlin, Louisiana, and Lori Ann Myers (Lucien Hocking) of Henrietta; nine grandchildren, Geoffrey Myers, April Myers, Jordan Myers, Kaitlyn Dunseith, Issac Dunseith, Maddie Dunseith, Amber Riley, Hunter Riley and Dillon Rogers; and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, William V. “Billy” Myers; four brothers, Bill L. Turner, John Robert Turner, Roy Arthur Turner and Charlie L. Turner; and sister, Mary Alice Hickcox.
Millie graduated from Ceres High School in Ceres, California. She came to Missouri in 1968. Millie worked as a certified nursing assistant for Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Richmond, then Ray County Memorial Hospital until retiring.
In 1995, she was named Employee of the Year at the Ray County Memorial Hospital; the first CNA ever to receive this award. Millie was of the Christian faith, loved gardening and sewing, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a hard-working, loving woman who could not sit still.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home; 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190; Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation with funeral services will be held on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. and services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow services in Richmond Memory Gardens. Please remember to share your memories of Millie with the family by visiting www. thurmanfuneralhome.com.