Prairie Union Baptist Church
Tuesday, September 12, 1972
Rev. Ed Shelton
Prairie Union Cemetery
Mrs. Amy Evans
Amy Catherine Bright, daughter of Charles and Rachel McDermott Bright, was born on a farm in the Prairie Union community near Stella, April 11, 1871. She was one of nine children.
She attended the Pioneer District 5 rural school.
February 20, 1892 she was married to J. G. Evans. The wedding took place at the farm home of her parents. Two daughters were born to this marriage; with one of them preceding her mother in death.
Mrs. Evans lived her entire life within two miles of the farm where she was born.
She was a member of the Prairie Union Baptist Church for 84 years and as long as she was able was an active member of the Missionary Society of that church. She was also a long-time member of the Willing Hands Project Club.
The past thirty years Mrs. Evans had been cared for by her daughter and son-in-law, J. R. and Effie Steadman. On her 101st birthday she received a personal letter from President Nixon and was made an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska by Gov. Exon.
She entered the Community Hospital in Falls City on Friday. It was there she passed away early Sunday morning, September 10, 1972, having reached the age of 101 years and five months.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, her husband, four brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, J. R. and Effie Steadman of Stella, other relatives, and many, many friends.
Assisting With Flowers
Mrs. Art Faust
Mrs. Dean James
Mrs. Hanson Moody
Mrs. Ed Bredemeier
Mrs. Jim Johnson
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“In the Sweet Bye and Bye”