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Jerry John Evans, 74, of Tunas, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at his home near Tunas.

He was born April 19, 1948, in Buffalo, Mo. to the late James Roscoe and Mary Jane (Behl) Evans.

Jerry was saved and baptized at an early age in the Cherry Grove Church and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He graduated from Tunas High School in 1967.

He worked at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo. for 22 ½ years. While there, he met and later married the love of his life, Connie Evans on Dec. 14, 1985. They later moved back to his hometown of Buffalo, Mo. where he retired from Detroit Tool Metal Products in Lebanon. His retirement began his hunting, fishing, and auctioning adventures with his best friend of over 70 years, Clint Durrington.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and Eddie Evans; one sister, Linda Lannas; and one sister-in-law, Sharron Evans.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Connie Kathleen (Bowles) Evans; three sons, Matthew Evans of Independence; Ryan and wife Christina Evans of Harrisonville, Mo. and Daniel and wife Laurie Sisney of Independence, Mo.; seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald and wife Judy Evans of Buffalo; and two sisters, Dorothy and husband Lloyd Deckard of Buffalo; and Donna and husband Donald Stidham of Nevada, Mo.; many cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members, and many friends.

Memorial services for Jerry John Evans will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in the Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home in Buffalo with Pastor Richard Prater and Bro. Terry Harris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.