Hamilton County


Pvt. Udell Samuel Evans




Udell Samuel Evans was born Oct. 17, 1920 to George Lawrence and Emma Gilmore Evans. He died June 10, 1997 and is buried in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Kamrar, IA.

Pvt. Evans served with the U.S. Army in World War II.


Udell Evans, 76, Ellsworth, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at the Mercy Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Church of Kamrar. Burial will be in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Kamrar. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Community Church of Kamrar. Boeke Funeral Home of Radcliffe is in charge of arrangements.

Udell Samuel Evans, son of G.L. and Emma (Gilmore) Evans, was born Oct. 17, 1920 on a farm east of Williams. He received his education by attending rural school and graduated from Radcliffe High School with the class of 1939. On Feb. 10, 1942 he married Mabel Middents at Kamrar. Udell was inducted into the U.S. Army and served during World War iI, being discharged in 1946. Upon returning to Ellsworth, he worked for Thompson Hatchery and then began farming in 1947 in the Kamrar area. He continued farming until recent years when ill health limited his abilities.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Karen Evans, Des Moines; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Dale Graham, Ellsworth; five grandchildren, Kristin Evans, Lana Evans, Celeste Pournaras, Scott Graham, and Steve Graham; two step-grandchildren, Matt and Jess White; one sister, LaVerna Swenson, Radcliffe; one sister-in-law, Mary Middents, Dubuque; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, Kenneth.

Mr. Evans was a member of the Kamrar Lions Club, American Legion Post 598, Ellsworth Community Association, and the Community Church of Kamrar, where he had been a church elder and member of the men’s fellowship. He was a secretary of Kamrar Telephone Association and served on the R.E.C. Board.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - June 12, 1997