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Robert Edward Evans, an 82 year old rural Princeton, MO resident, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022 on his farm near his house.

Robert Edward Evans was born June 14, 1939 in Trenton, to Robert Andrew and Edith (Klingensmith) Evans. He graduated from Princeton High School with the class of 1957.

On January 19, 1959 he was united in marriage to Willalee Hayden in Princeton.

He lived and farmed in Mercer county all of his life. He also was an antique dealer and antique consultant since 1979. He was a member of the Modena Christian Church and a long time Farm Bureau member and president of Mercer County Bureau for several years. He enjoyed hunting and anything involving shooting sports or reenactments. When younger he loved playing baseball and going to games.

Surviving relatives include his sons Robert Wayne Evans and wife Ruth of Milan, MO, Jim Evans and wife Tammy of Princeton, MO, and Dennis Evans and wife Carrie of Princeton, MO; a sister Ardith Spencer of Valley Falls, KS; seven grandsons: Chad, Nathan, Walker, Weston, Wyler, Wagner, and Will Evans, seven great grandchildren, two nephews and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 15, 2022 at the Modena Christian Church in Modena. Burial followed in Salem Cemetery at Mill Grove. A visitation was scheduled from 6:00 until 7:00p.m., on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Slater Neal Funeral Home in Trenton.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Modena Christian Church.