OTTUMWA — Theresa Evans, 87, of Ottumwa, died peacefully at her home on December 16, 2013.
She was born July 17, 1926, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to David Adrian and Mary Magdalene Cavallo Farley. She married Bill Evans on February 19, 1966. They shared 28 years together before his passing in April 1994.
A graduate of Ottumwa Heights College, she worked in Dr. Emanuel’s office for many years. She was a member of St. Mary Church of the Visitation.
Theresa was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, aunt, friend and church member. She dedicated much of her life to caring for the health of others.
She is survived by her caregiver and best friend, Lynn; her other loving caregivers and her extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and her sister, Mary M. Farley.
It was a joy to be part of Theresa’s life and a privilege to be with her when she left. We will forever love and miss her. She lived her life with joy, grace and passion. We can do no less.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St Mary of the Visitation with Father Bernie Weir presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Open visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Visitation.