Nancy Mae (Decker) Evarts
Nancy Evarts passed away peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2023 at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo, MI. Nancy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Nancy was born November 30, 1935 in Colon, Michigan to Dorothy (Snyder) and Lloyd Decker. She was the fourth child of six children in her family. Nancy shared so many wonderful stories of growing up in small town with family and friends. She graduated from Colon High School in 1953. She worked office jobs up until she married her husband, John Evarts, on August 17, 1958. They settled down in Galesburg, MI to raise their family. After their children had grown, they retired to Ocala, Florida.
They recently returned to their hometown of Colon to be closer to their family.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John Evarts; her three children, Ginger (Jerry) Smeltzer, Jon (Rona) Evarts, Michael (Sheryl) Evarts; her grandchildren, Andrea (Craig) Schumacher, Steven (Jessie) Smeltzer, Alexandria Evarts, Mitchell(Marilyn) Evarts, Stephanie Gibson, and Greg Gibson; her great-grandchildren, Mara Schumacher, Jack Schumacher, Tucker Warren, Ira Smeltzer, Julian Smeltzer, and nine other great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Wattles, brothers, Larry (Janet) Decker, Kenny (Vie) Decker, and Norman (Kathy) Decker. She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Dorothy Decker, brother and sister-in-law, Burr and Virginia Decker, brother-in-law, George Wattles, sister-in-law, Harriett Decker, and grandson, Jeremy Smeltzer.
The family would like to thank Bronson Hospital and Rose Arbor for all their patience and guidance through all of this. No visitation or services are scheduled at this time. Any donations on behalf of Nancy should be directed to Rose Arbor Hospice.