Marguerite Howard Evans


Marguerite Howard Evans



Marguerite Estella Evans, 91, passed away July 29, 2013, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was born March 16, 1922 in Cameron, Missouri, where she lived until 1940 when she moved to St. Joseph.

On September 5, 1942 she married Leonard E. Evans, Sr. He preceded her in death in 1985 after 43 years of marriage.

Marguerite graduated from the Missouri Methodist School of Nursing in 1943. She began her career as a registered nurse working at the Missouri Methodist Hospital until 1957 when she became a school nurse with the St. Joseph School District spending 28 years at Hyde, Hosea, Douglas, Benton, Lafayette, Pershing, Washington, Floyd, Sherwood, Eugene Field, and Bode Schools. She retired in 1985.

She was a long time member of the former Third Street Presbyterian Church and a current member of the Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church. She was an active member and past Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Marguerite was a strong Christian woman with much faith and trust in God and her church. She cared about people and was a kind and giving person to everyone. She will be sadly missed by friends and family.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Zephyr (Spore) Howard; brothers, Harry, Alton, David Howard; a sister, Clarbel Haskell; and a great-grandson, Brian Cumberworth.

She is survived by four children, Leonard E. Evans, Jr., Wayne R. Evans (Julie), Elaine Beth Evans, and Rebecca Jean Evans; nine grandchildren, Danny Evans (Lois), Ronnie Evans (Billie), Kimberly Evans, Shelley Squires (Tim), Michael Evans, Lucas Evans, Samuel Evans, Jack Evans and Olivia Evans; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services:  3:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 9:00 A.M. Thursday. Online guest book and obituary at

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Messages of Condolence

  1. kimberly evans says:

    I love you grandma. you will be missed. you will always be in my heart.

  2. Donna Hornsby says:

    Dear Leonard and family, So sorry for the passing of Marguerite. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Donna Hornsby and family

  3. Leigh Wilmes says:

    Beth, So sorry to hear this news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Peace be with you all.

  4. Rita Glenn Hook says:

    Leonard and family – from the entire Glenn family, our condolences for the loss of your Mother. We are all thinking of you during this difficult time.

  5. Monica Stewart says:

    My thoughts and prayers have been with the family. I’m sorry for your loss. She was always a warm and caring person.

  6. Joyce Anderson says:

    to Wayne and Shelley. Sorry for your loss

  7. Jackie Young-Zimmers says:

    Prayers be with you and your family for the passing of your Mother. I have memories of her being the school nurse at Lafayette. She will be missed.

  8. Sharlene Miller says:

    Beth – I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Cindy Lockhart Gaddie says:

    Beth – Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a great friend to my mother. I have fond memories of her as our school nurse.
    Sending good thoughts to you and your family.

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  11. Lanny Hecker says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a great lady, and I have many fond memories of her and Leonard at 3rd St church. She will be missed a lot. Sending prayers to your family.

  12. David Smith says:

    Leonard, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Amy Bryson says:

    Becky, So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful lady!

  14. Gloria Hicks says:

    At this most sad time, may the — “God of comfort will give you courage and strength” to cope as you endure this diffiult time. Romans 12:12

  15. Rita Castle Russell says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom, she was a wonderful lady and beautiful too, inside and outside. God bless you all and take care of each other, you know that is what her and your dad would want. love and blessings

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