Evelyn Marie Jantz, 92, of Metz, passed from this life on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Nevada Nursing and Rehab in Nevada. Evelyn was born March 20, 1924 in Halstead, KS to Isaac and Susie (Dirks) Decker. She was united in marriage to Marion G. Jantz on March 16, 1947 in Halstead, KS and he survives.
Evelyn was raised in the rural Halstead area. Following her marriage to Marion they came to Missouri in 1948 and made their home in the rural Metz area. Evelyn was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, gardening, and quilting, but she especially loved doing for others.
In addition to her husband Marion she is survived by her children, Velma Boehs and her husband Harold, Nevada, Mary Koehn, Richards, Daniel Jantz, Nevada, Phyllis Hiebert and her husband Ray, Saragosa, TX; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Bethany Mennonite Church in Rich Hill, MO. Interment will follow in the Bethany Mennonite Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the church.
Those who wish may contribute in her name to the Bethany Mennonite Church Benevolent Fund.