Hamilton County


Pvt. Glen Orville Evans




Glen Orville Evans was born July 2, 1910 to Elias Burton and Mary Emma Jaycox Evans. He died Mar. 9, 1960 and is buried in the Blairsburg Cemetery, Blairsburg, IA.

Pvt. Evans served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II with the 353 Flex Gunner Training Squadron.


Evans Rites To Be Sunday

Funeral services for Glen Evans, 49, former Blairsburg and Webster City resident, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Foster funeral home with Rev. Clark Crowell of Blairsburg officiating.

Burial will be made in the Blairsburg cemetery.

Mr. Evans died Wednesday at his home in Des Moines. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Glen Orville Evans, son of Elias and Mary Evans was born July 2, 1910, at Blairsburg. He was reared and educated in the Blairsburg community and graduated with the class of 1929.

He was united in marriage Dec. 24, 1929 to Mildred Irene Ferrell. The couple resided in the Blairsburg and Webster City communities, during which time Mr. Evans was an employee of the Iowa State Highway Commission.

He entered service Oct. 21, 1942 and following his discharge from service the family located in Des Moines, his home since.

Mr. Evans had since been associated with the Kurtz Wholesale Hardware Co. and with the Barnes Hardware Co. at Beaverdale.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Don, who is stationed with the air force in Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Lois) Kettler of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda, at home; two grandchildren, Mark and Jeffrey Kettler; two brothers, Merle Evans of Webster City and Master Sgt. Richard Evans of Westover base, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Warren McCoskey of Webster City and Marjorie Evans of Webster City; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Roger, one daughter, Delores, and one brother, Marion.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Mar. 11, 1960