Evelene Marie Knox, 86, died Aug. 27, 2017, at Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend. She was born Jan. 2, 1931, at the family home in Pawnee County, the daughter of Edward C. and Marie R. (Krmela) Horyna. She attended Great Bend public schools. She married Ramon Leroy Knox Aug. 2, 1953, at Great Bend. He died March 6, 2006. A lifetime area resident, Mrs. Knox was a homemaker and cook in Great Bend and Albert.
She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, past President of the Eagle’s Auxiliary #646, and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary #3111, all of Great Bend. She enjoyed being with family and friends and also volunteering.
Survivors include two sons, Brian L. Knox of Guam, and Wesley A. Knox of Great Bend; one brother, Edwin L. Horyna of Lyons; five sisters, Rose Casper of Irving, Texas, Carol Huffman of Great Bend, Betty Hafenstine of La Crosse, Connie Allen of McPherson, and Lois Cox of South Hutchinson; two grandchildren, Nathaniel Knox and his wife Jennifer of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kelvin Knox and his wife Elizabeth of Norwich, Conn.; and four great-grandchildren, Austin, Lucas, Evelyn and Rebecca. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Horyna, Clarence E. Horyna and Donald L. Horyna; and one sister, Sylvia Horyna.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Adam Wutka presiding. Burial will follow at the Golden Belt Memorial Park, Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 15, 2018