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Diane Evans Obituary

Diane  L. Evans
Diane L. Evans

December 25, 1951 - April 14, 2017
Born in Bronx, New York
Resided in Granite City, IL


Diane L. Evans, 65, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:14 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton.

She was born December 25, 1951 in Bronx, New York, a daughter of the late Edgar and Doris E. (Mierisch) Votaw Jr.

She married James L. Evans on May 12, 2007 in Granite City and he survives.

She retired from Bosslett and O'Leary Law Firm in Granite City after many years of dedicated service as a bookkeeper.

Diane was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed being outdoors, the taste of food and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She also enjoyed her days of boating, canoeing, playing softball and bowling, playing cards and a game of blackjack.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Sue Jansen of Michael, Illinois; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Ben Cole of Granite City; three grandchildren, Logan, Grant and Owen Cole; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn Votaw and Barbara and Max Merz, all of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Charles West officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, BJC Hospice or the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.




Memorial Visitation
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebration of Life Memorial Service
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:00 AM


St. Jude Children's Hospital
BJC Hospice
American Cancer Society
591 Glen Crossing Road | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | Phone: 618-288-9500
3960 Maryville Road | Granite City, IL 62040 | Phone: 618-931-8000
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