Alta Louise Evans
Alta Louise Evans, 78, of Arkansas City, died Thursday (September 29, 2011) at the South Central Kansas Medical Center Arkansas City. Funeral services were scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday (October 3, 2011) at the Bible Christian Church. Burial followed in the Riverview Cemetery. The Reverend H. Dean LaVelle officiated.
Louise was born July 14, 1933, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, to Robert and Rosa (Mayben) Turley. She was reared and educated from Oklahoma to California and back to Kansas, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1951. She married Larry Evans on November 25, 1952, in Arkansas City. Louise has worked in the post office, for the school district as a librarian and even cleaned houses, but her great work was as a housewife, homemaker and mother. She followed her husband all over Kansas and Oklahoma as he brought the Word of God to many different congregations. Since retirement, they have been members of the Bible Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband Larry of the home; three sons Mike and his wife Tamara Evans of Oklahoma City, Tim and his wife Anita Evans of Kismet, Kansas, Mark and his wife Andrea Evans of Olathe, Kansas; a foster daughter Peggy Marshall of Texas; three brothers Bobby Turley of Dallas, Edward Turley of Tulsa, and Gary Turley; a sister Nadine Hardin; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Vicky.
A memorial has been established with the Bible Christian Church. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Arrangements are being made through the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City. Online condolences may be made at