Winifred Kimler “Kim” Evans, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her residence.
A memorial funeral service for Kim Evans will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main Street, Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. David Bracht-Wagner, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church and the Rev. Gary Van Nyhuis, Associate Pastor, Faith Christian Outreach Church will officiate. Her final resting place will be in the Atlantic Ocean off New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Friends may call to sign the register from 9 AM to 8 PM on Tuesday, April 27th at the Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends at the church from 9:30 AM until the time of the service on Wednesday.
The service will be livestreamed on the First United Methodist Church YouTube Channel. Masks and social distancing will be requested by those attending the visitation and memorial service.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to a Mt. Pleasant Community High School Vocal Music Scholarship. Online condolences may be left at www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com
Kim, the former Winifred Kimler, was born June 9, 1929 in Atlanta, Missouri. She was the daughter of Willard O. and Ferri B. (Haworth) Brown Kimler. She graduated from Atlanta High School in 1947. She enrolled at the former Kirksville Teachers College and graduated in 1950 (with one of those years after the school had become Northeast Missouri State) with a BA in Music and a Minor in Business. She taught music 1 year in Bethel, Missouri. On June 3, 1951 at the Christian Church in Atlanta, Kim was united in marriage to Robert Lewis Evans. Mr. Evans died September 14, 2012 in Mt. Pleasant.
Shortly after their marriage, the couple relocated to Mt. Pleasant, where Mrs. Evans taught Music and Business at Mt. Pleasant High School. In 1957, she accepted the position of Elementary Music Teacher for the Mt. Pleasant School District and taught until her retirement in 1993.
Kim was a member of First United Methodist Church. For many years, she served as the Pianist at the Congregational Church of Mt. Pleasant. Professionally, she was a member of the Iowa State Teacher Association, the National Education Association, MENC – the Music Educators National Conference and the Henry County Retired Teachers Association. Kim was a founding member of the Van Allen (School) Breakfast Club. She volunteered many hours with the Henry County Health Center Auxiliary, working at the front desk and gift shop. She was a member of the Coterie Club (a book study club) and T.T.T. Chapter DD of Mt. Pleasant. She served on the Planning Committee for the building of the First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her summer vacation time in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Her greatest pleasure came from teaching children the joy of music.
Those thankful for sharing in Kim’s life include her children – Charles K. Evans and wife Susan of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Stanley E. Evans of Mt. Pleasant, Robert G. Evans of Seattle, WA, Kathryn E. Mobley and husband Greg of Albia, IA and Spence R. Evans and wife Abby of Iowa City, IA; 6 grandchildren – Travis (Stacy), Tyler (Alicia), Ariel, Theodore, Joseph and Sarah and 3 great grandchildren – Baylie, Paige and Murphy.
Her parents, husband and a still born brother precede Kim in death.
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