Leneya R. Evans, 96, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and formerly of Angola, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne.
She was born on March 23, 1923 on the family farm in Beresford, Clay County, South Dakota to Einar and Naomi (Larsen) Carlson.
Leneya married Oral R. Evans on October 17, 1944. She was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Angola, Indiana.
Leneya was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed playing Bridge with her friends, cooking, baking and traveling. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving is her son, Richard (Nancy) Evans of Valparaiso, Indiana; son-in-law, James Hornbacher of Angola, Indiana; brother, Marvin Carlson of Salem, South Dakota; sister, Alyce Selle of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and sisters-in-law, Genelle Max of Colorado and Francis Carlson of Minnesota. Also surviving are her 5 grandchildren, Wade (Brooke) Hornbacher, Adam (Lindsey) Hornbacher, Katie (Rob) Kratoska, Rick (Megan) Evans and Molly Connolly and 9 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oral R. Evans on February 17, 2017; daughter, Theresa Hornbacher on June 17, 2018; sisters, Dorothy May Erickson and Avis Antonson and brother Emerald Carlson.
Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Father Bob Showers officiating.
Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 10-11 AM on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the church prior to the services.
Memorials may be made in Leneya’s memory to the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Angola, Indiana.
Charitable donations may be made in Leneya's memory to the following organization:
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
700 W. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703