Celebration of Life graveside services for 82 year old Martha R. Evans of Clear Lake, and formerly of Wellman are Monday, Dec. 31 at 12:00pm (noon) at the Wellman Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 31 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am at the Peterseim Funeral Home, in Kalona.

Martha Evans died Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Clear Lake where she made her home with her daughter.

Martha Rae Evans was born April 11, 1930 near Kalona. She was the daughter of Raymond and Vanora (Kessler) Westrick. Martha attended Kalona High School. She lived in the Kalona and Wellman area most of her life until moving to Clear Lake, IA in 2005, where she made her home with her daughter, Barbara Ketchum.

Martha died in a home in Clear Lake following a short illness.

Martha was united in marriage to Carl Evans in Iowa City on July 16, 1948. The lived in Wellman during their marriage. Carl preceded Martha in death on July 10, 1991.

Martha and Carl enjoyed making and selling crafts a number of shows in the area.

Survivors are her children; Barbara (Jerry) Ketchum of Clear Lake, Catherine (Rodney) Erakovich of Arlington, Texas, Carla (Mike) Winters of Wellman, Judy (Denton) Galloway of Grinnell and Jim Evans of Searsboro, Ia. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Preceding Martha in death were her husband, Carl, one grandson, Jeremy Descoteau and 4 siblings, Morris Westrick, Phyllis Pierce, Maryetta Mack and Ralph Westrick.

A general memorial fund has been established.