Ellen Bessie Evans

  • BORN: April 9, 1940
  • DIED: May 13, 2018
  • LOCATION: Plattsmouth, Nebraska

1940 – 2018
Ellen Bessie (Dancer) Evans age 78 of Plattsmouth, NE peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE.
She was born on April 9, 1940 to Matthew and Minnie (Rohrs) Gengler in Kearney, NE. Ellen was raised and schooled in Osborne, KS and she graduated from Osborne High School with the class of 1958. She met and married Dean Coop on June 5, 1960 and she worked as a secretary for the Federal Government in Pennsylvania as Dean was in the military and they live in several locations during Dean's career. In 1972, the family moved to Tulsa, OK. Ellen married Raymond Evans in July of 1993 in Tulsa, OK and they moved to Plattsmouth, NE in 2002.
Ellen was a member of Hugh J. Kerns American Legion Post #56 Auxiliary in Plattsmouth.
She is survived by her two daughters: Missy Haswell and husband Joe of Plattsmouth, NE; Marcie Hickman and husband Paul of Lake Forest, NC; six grandchildren: Kelsey Haswell, Kirkland Haswell, Kim Tilson, J.J. Tilson, Shannon Nielsen, and Jerrod Nielsen; seven great grandchildren: Makayla Tilson, Maddy Tilson, Andrew Nielsen, Trevor Nielsen, Cael Nielsen, Kyler Nielsen, and Josie Nielsen; sister: Lorene Oppy and husband Mike of Manhattan, KS; two nephews: Kirk Evans and wife Jill of Manhattan, KS; James Oppy of Manhattan, KS; two nieces: Jennifer Springer of Topeka, KS; Jacquee Stubbings and husband Don of Leavenworth, KS; numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Matthew and Minnie Gengler and her husband: Raymond H. Evans.
Visitations will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth.
The Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Roby Funeral Home with Pastor Belinda Davidson officiating.
The Family suggest Memorials to Project Pink'd (http://projectpinkd.org).
Services are entrusted to Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. (402) 296-3123 robyfuneralhome.com

Memorial Service
  • May 17, 2018
    10:30 AM
  • Roby Funeral Home
  • 346 Ave. A
  • Plattsmouth, NE 68048
  • (402) 296-3123
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  • May 16, 2018
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Roby Funeral Home
  • 346 Ave. A
  • Plattsmouth, NE 68048
  • (402) 296-3123
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“ I Worked With Ellen at the Veterans Hospital in Omaha.What a Dear Person to Know,I'm truly sorry for your Loss... ”

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