In Loving Memory…

Robert E. “Bob” Evans

Robert Earl “Bob” Evans, 62, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at his home.

He was born September 24, 1958, in Sedalia, the only son of Paul Robert and Hazel L. (Thomas) Evans.

Bob graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1977 and then went to work in the Peace Corps in Belize. In 1982, he attended State Fair Community College and earned an Associate of Arts degree. In 1984, he attended the Kansas City Art Institute and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. Bob then went to the Brooklyn College of Art, Brooklyn, NY, and earned a graduate of Fine Arts. In 1986, he served an internship at the Brooklyn Museum. In 1987, he wrote grants for Aperture Foundation-Burden Gallery in New York. He had also worked for JC Penney and Global Mana.

He enjoyed gardening, cooking, raising green plants, and loved his best friend, Mr. Kitty.

Surviving are three sisters, Marscha Rennison, of Sedalia, Linda Anderson, of Sedalia, and Jean Smith, of Cresco, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

No service is planned now due to the pandemic. An online memorial may be held at a later date.

Bob will be laid to rest next to his parents in Crown Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Sedalia Animal Shelter, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


7 Responses

  1. Marscha, Linda & Jean, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy and I will miss seeing him around town.

  2. Great memories are what I have to remember Bob. His knowledge was vast on many different topics. I will miss our marathon discussions on solving personal and world problems of the day.
    Rest In Peace.

  3. Dear Evans Family, please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers upon Bob’s unexpected death. He was so intelligent and creative and a wonderful soul. Slainte, fondly, pam mcgrath

  4. All of us here in PA wish we could be there with you but the pandemic has changed things. Bob was a good Brother. We always had a lot of laughs when we talked. I will miss his laugh. He could grow anything. It’s so sad he won’t get to enjoy the apples from the apple tree he planted in the spring. Gone too soon…
    We send our love, Jeanie, Bob, Mark, Adam and Families and Kelly in Sedalia

  5. Fly high uncle! I’ll miss our conversations full of laughter. I’m glad I had the last 3 years to spend with you. You are missed already.

  6. My thoughts are with the Evans family and Robert’s other friends. My family offers their condolences to each of you, and yours.
    I’ve known Robert for 38 years (he asked me to call him “Robert,” which makes many scratch their heads). Our friendship, after attending school in Kansas City, was mostly long distance, but Robert was the best pen pal ever. He was among the most intelligent people I’ve ever met. He was funny and stubborn, book smart and open to many ideas, sharing many of his own holistic thoughts. He always saw the big picture of life; I wish he had more of it. We’re going to miss him. I already do and hope he is at peace.

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