STERLING — Helen Gladys Evans, 95, died June 18, 2017. at Hospital District # 1 of Rice County in Lyons. She was born June 29, 1921, at Kingman the daughter of Harvey and Cozzetta Fitzgerald Wells. She was a longtime Sterling resident and was a retired librarian for the Great Bend School District. In 1941 she married Wayne Terrell and they later divorced. In 1965 she married Fayne Evans and he died in August of 1967.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sterling, Barton County Retired Teachers Association, American Legion Auxiliary, and Business Professional Women’s Association.
She is survived by daughters, Linda Welch of Wichita, Judy Terrell of Topeka and Ellen Evans of Topeka; daughter-in-law Donna Terrell of Alden; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents; two sons, Gene Evans and Dennis Terrell; a daughter, Patricia Harris; grandson, Corey Welch, five brothers, Oliver, Leonard, Bill, Chestley and Homer Wells; and three sisters, Laura Huffman, Fern Lanham and Lola Frisbie.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Sterling with the Rev. Jeff Miller officiating. Burial will take place at the Sterling Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Birzer Funeral Home in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sterling Public Library or Sterling United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Home
203 N 7th Street
Sterling, KS 67579
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 20, 2017