EVELYN KATHRYN ARENSMAN, 92
Evelyn Kathryn Arensman, 92, died Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center. She was born March 30, 1927, the oldest daughter of Ralph and Mildred (Vodraska) Vopat.
Evelyn attended elementary school at Ash Creek School and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1945. She attended Fort Hays State University and received her teaching certificate. She returned to the Kanopolis area and taught school at the Nebraska one-room schoolhouse. During this time she met her future husband, Eugene. They married on August 6, 1947 in Ellsworth.
Eugene and Evelyn farmed together many years until moving into Kanopolis in 1979. Evelyn also worked at the Ellsworth Creamery, El-Kan, the Kanopolis Drive-In, Charlies Country Corner, the Other Place, Duckwalls, and the Ellsworth Historical Society. In her “free” time, she enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, craft work, and spending time with family.
Evelyn was a member of the Carneiro and Kanopolis First United Methodist Churches. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene in 1990; son, Donald; grandson, Scott Shute; great granddaughter, Cailin Arensman; sister, Mona Brubaker; and brothers, Ed and Billy Joe Vopat. She is survived by her children, Lloyd (Row) Arensman of Olathe, Wayne (Stacie) Arensman of Salina, Barb (John) Kudlacek of Valley View, TX, Sandra (Tom) Uecker of Kenton, OK, Richard (Sue) Arensman of Ellsworth, Teresa (Bernard) Shute of Kanopolis, and Carl (Toni Kerby) Arensman of Kanopolis; 21 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; and her sister, Carol Shannon of Hutchinson.
Visitation: 1-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth with family present 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Parsons Funeral Home with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellsworth County Historical Society, the Carneiro or Kanopolis Methodist Churches, or the Ellsworth VFW Veterans’ Christmas Wreath Program, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.
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