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Diane Evans

Diane Evans, 52, of Robins, passed away surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with cancer at her home on Nov. 21, 2014. Services took place Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion by Rev. David O’Connor. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Diane is survived by her loving family which includes her husband Jeffrey; daughter Jessica Evans and son Blake Evans; six siblings Denise (Bill) Elliott of Marion, Deb (Steve) Ford of Center Point, Dennis Kucera of Cedar Rapids, Dan (Jennifer) Kucera, Donna (Jay) Fields and Dawn Fields all of Cedar Rapids; mother-in-law Virginia Evans of Fairfax; sister-in-law Kathy (Dave) Houser of Sheuyville; brother-in-law Mike (Kathy) Evans of Fairfax and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Kucera and father John Kucera, father-in-law Leon Evans and grandparents Joseph and Beatrice Zerbe.
Diane was born April 1, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of John and Mary (Zerbe) Kucera. She graduated from LaSalle High School in 1980. Diane married Jeffrey Evans on May 19, 1990, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. She worked for the Department of Defense in the Defense Contracts Management Agency for 35 years.
Diane volunteered for many organizations including being a second grade teacher for Youth Faith Formation, organized food drives from area colleges including Kirkwood Community College, Coe College and Mt. Mercy University and monthly meals for the Mission of Hope and Catholic Worker House. She was also a Girl Scout leader and volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul and helped organize groups for the “Day of Caring” in Cedar Rapids.
Diane loved boating and tubing on area lakes with her family and friends. She was a great hostess and always made sure that everyone had enough to eat and drink.
Diane’s family would like to thank her work family (DCMA) for their love and support and Jeff’s work family (Marion Mixers) for allowing him to accommodate his family life.
Diane was selfless with her time in helping others. She took great joy in requesting food for local pantries in lieu of birthday gifts.
Instead of flowers, Diane’s family would like for friends to bring a nonperishable food item in her honor.