Obituary of Samuel Evans

Samuel Roy Evans, age 71, lifelong resident of Devon, KS, died Saturday, August 20, 2022, at his home.  He was born March 12, 1951, in Ft. Scott, KS, the son of Samuel and Nina Henning Evans.  He graduated from Uniontown High School in 1969.

Sam married Linda Shelton on April 16, 1971, at the Devon United Methodist Church.

He worked for over 20 years for Bourbon County as a heavy equipment operator until retiring in 2016.

Sam enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and riding horses in his younger days.  He always had a dog by his side.  He was passionate about his grandchildren and was so proud of each of them.  Sam could be described as a unique individual.  He was a member of the Devon Masonic Lodge #92 for over 25 years.


Survivors include his wife Linda, of the home; 2 daughters, Kelly Eastwood and husband Ken, Nevada, MO, and Katie Casper and husband Bo, Devon, KS; 2 sisters, Shirley Jefferis and husband Jim, Moran, KS, and Mary Ellen Beck, Mt. Vernon, MO; a brother, Gene Evans, Ft. Scott; 6 grandchildren, Marine Lance Corporal Corbin Eastwood, Caleb Eastwood, Mesa Casper, Kodi Jo Casper, Bryn Casper, and Samuel Cole Casper; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Sam Evans; his mother, Nina Evans McCullough, and 2 brothers in law, Joe Beck, and Dennis Shelton.


Pastor Danny Brown will conduct graveside services at 11:00 AM Thursday, August 25th, in the Centerville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 10:45 AM Thursday prior to leaving for the cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Shriner’s Transportation Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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