Obituary of Francis Evans Jr.

Francis Ray Evans, “Jr”., age 80 a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas.

He was born March 26, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kansas, the son of Francis Ray Evans and Faye Irene (Bybee) Evans. Junior graduated from Fort Scott High School with the class of 1961, then went on to graduate from Fort Scott Community College, with his associate’s degree. Junior was a member of the National Guard and earned the rank of Sargent E5. He married Bonnie Wolfe on July 27, 2002, in Sweet Springs, Missouri. Junior worked at Ward Kraft as a press operator and supervisor, for many years.

He loved to go to the auctions, and was an avid antique collector. He also enjoyed restoring classic cars and selling automobile memorabilia on eBay.

Junior also raised and bred polled Hereford cattle for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, of the home; step-son, Joshua Howison, of Fort Scott, step-daughters, Taunya Wofe-Finn (Dave), Boston, Massachusetts, and Julia Wolfe (Victor Valdez, Jr.), Nevada, Missouri; one sister, Ruth I. Jackson, Fort Scott; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-son, Kevin Wolfe; a brother, Robert R.  Evans, and a sister Betty Lois Owings.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorial are suggested to the Jr. Evans Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at



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