Marie Eveans passed away peacefully May 20, 2018, just days away from her 97th birthday, at The Lighthouse in Omaha.
She was born on May 28, 1921, to Minnie Ann (Eagle) Stone and Malcolm David Stone of Broken Bow, where she graduated high school in 1939. Marie went on to attend Denver Business College in Denver and then worked for an aviation school, where she met an instructor, Everett (Pat) Eveans. The two were married on March 1, 1941, in Sidney.
The couple lived in Denver, then moved to various cities including Salt Lake City, Chicago and Norman, Oklahoma, then to the Wichita, Kansas, area for 15 years. They later moved back to Nebraska, living in Broken Bow for a while before settling in North Platte.
The couple raised three sons and were married for 40 years when Everett died in 1981.
While in Nebraska, Marie worked for the Custer County Court and Lincoln County Court, working with Judge Earl Morgan and Judge Ron Ruff. She eventually retired in 1986.
After retiring, Marie volunteered at the North Platte hospital and gave more than 1,500 hours of her time to help others. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was active in the Triple M Sunday school class and other studies there, as well as Diamond K Kiwanis, Lake Maloney Golf Association and the aqua-size group at the Rec Center before moving to Omaha in 2008 to be closer to her sons and their families.
Along with her parents and husband, Everett, Marie was preceded in death by her son, Stephen; brothers, Leo Stone and Ira Stone; sisters, Doris Blixt and Muriel Crosland; and niece, Dori Lies.
She is survived by her sons, Mark (Deborah) Eveans of Olathe, Kansas, and Malcolm (Karen) Eveans of Lincoln; daughters-in-law, Diane Eveans of Omaha and Linda Eveans of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah (Andrew) Clendenen of Dallas, Texas, Daniel Eveans of Omaha and Cassandra Eveans of San Francisco; great-grandchildren, Lucy and Andrew Clendenen; nephew, Leo Stone Jr. of San Diego, California; stepgrandchildren, Jenna (Robb) Lundberg of Milford, Kansas, and Daniel (Stephani) Jamar of Olathe, Kansas; step-great-grandchild, Roman Lundberg; and other family.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff for the care provided Marie during the 10 years of her residency at Lakeside Village and The Lighthouse and especially to Mary Brumbaugh of Omaha for her special care and companionship for Marie.
Online condolences may be shared at heafeyheafey.com.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, at The Lighthouse Chapel, 17600 Arbor St., Omaha. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, Omaha, is in charge of arrangements.