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Charles Keith Evans December 12, 1935 - October 25, 2023 Charles Keith Evans passed away on October 26, 2023, at the age of 85 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Charles was born in Hayes, Kansas on December 12, 1936, to parents Charles Joseph Evans and Lou Ella Bailey. Charles attended Kansas State University where he received his master's degree. Afterward, he became an educator and mentor at Mesa community College for three decades. ln 1956 Charles became the first theatre arts professor at MCC. He proudly produced, directed, taught, was a production managet and technical supervisor. He also served the colle8e as chair of the Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts Department, as well as chair of the Arts Department, and Faculty Senate president throughout his 30 years there. July 10th-27th, 1991, Charles was invited to perform in the Royal Tournament in London England/ Earl's Court portraying Abraham Lincoln and reciting the Gettysburg address during their CivilWar reenactment where he was honored to meet the Royal Family. ln October of 2022, Charles received the MCC Hall of Fame award for his excellence in teaching. Charles married his loving wife, Mary Ann Marcy in Scott City, Kansas. They have been married for g wonderful years. They both share 4 children: sons, Charles Kenneth Evans, David Evans, and Dan Evans of Mesa, Arizona, and daughter Marcy Lea O'Brien of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Their children have blessed them with 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren whom they adore. Charles enjoys theatre, music, reading, writing, camping, and spending time with his family. Charles is preceded in death by his parents Jay and Lou Ella, his brothers, Wayne and Dwayne Evans, and his son, David Evans. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, sons, Charles (Kenny) and Dan, daughter; Marcy, and sisteri Lea Veach from Duluth, Georgia. Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory - Lake Havasu City
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