Shirley Elaine Evans, age 93, of Hayes Center, NE passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Great Plains Regional Med Center in North Platte, NE.
Shirley was born March 8, 1927 in McCook, NE to parents Ross Sidney and Joyce Dee (Johnson) Mosley. She was one of eight children who grew up in southwest Nebraska, attending school and graduating from Hayes Center High School in 1944.
On December 30, 1945, Shirley married Hershel Evans in Hayes Center where the couple made their home and were blessed with four sons. Over the years, Shirley enjoyed working alongside Hershel on the farm, milking the cows and giving them each a name, gardening, planting flowers and watching football. She also like to crochet and volunteered as a local 4H club leader. Together with Hershel, the couple owned and operated the Double E Café for many years where Shirley was able to share her love of cooking, especially her bread and noodles, with others. Shirley was a member of the Kitchen Clatter Club and the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Hayes Center.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hershel Evans; son, Mike Evans; three brothers; and two sisters.
Those left to celebrate her life include her sons, Jack (Jana) Evans of North Platte, Kelly (Sharon) Evans of Cambridge, NE and Lanny (Ricka) Evans of Hayes Center; daughter in laws, Nancy Evans of Maywood, NE and Linda Evans of Throckmorton, TX; sisters, Priscilla (Jim) Phillips of Albuquerque, NM and Judy Mosley of Durango, CO; sister in law, Pat Mosley of Salem, OH; fifteen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and another one on the way.
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Union Congregational United Church of Christ
300 Hall Street, Hayes Center NE 69032
Hayes County Volunteer Fire Department
500 Tate Ave, Hayes Center NE 69032
Hayes Center Senior Center
PO Box 366, Hayes Center NE 69032