Kelly Randy Evans


Kelly Randy Evans, age 62, of Monett, Missouri, passed away at 8:08 a.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at his home.  Our hearts were broken by the loss of our father, husband, papa and friend. Kelly was born August 22, 1954, to Lester and Adine (Seitz) Evans who preceded him in death, as well as his sister Lora Jean Wilson.

Randy left behind his church camp sweetheart and wife of 17 years, Sheri; two daughters, Heather Ellingsworth and her husband, Casey and Ashley Cutbirth and her husband, Matthew; two stepsons, Nick Peck and Cyle Meade; stepdaughter, Kindra Harvey and her husband, Charlie.  He loved to spend time with his seven grandchildren on the river, watching them swim in the pool, hanging out with them in his shed, to writing his special valentine poems each year. He will be forever missed by Shelby, Emrey and Abrey Ellingsworth, Matthew, Lilah and Krosby Cutbirth and Karys Harvey.

He worked 43 years with the Union Pacific railroad where he met his most cherished friends, who became his brothers.

Randy loved to spend his time floating, fishing, hunting, and visiting with friends telling stories, helping others and his most favorite of spending time with his wife and family.

His contagious smile and laugh were loved by all who knew him.  His stories and sentiment along with his tender heart are only a few of the many things we will miss and treasure the most.

Our hearts will forever be broken by his absence, for he loved us all so much as we loved him.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Monett Community Church.  Visitation will be held from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.



5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home.

303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO, 65605

  Funeral Service

2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Monett Community Church.

2101 E. Cleveland St., Monett, MO

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Kathy Hoyer

Sincere Condolences

 Posted July 15, 2017 - 5:35pm
Cathy (Ramsey) Kramer

I am so saddened to hear of Randy's passing. I met Randy through Flip and friends back in the early 70s and always knew how kind hearted he was. And yes, that big smile and his laughing eyes will will always bring a smile to my face.

My sincere, heartfelt condolences to you, his family. I'm so happy to read how you've grown in size! My thoughts and prayers are with you today and on the days to follow. God bless you all

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 2:01pm
Lawrence Briggans Jr.

Randy was a wonderful man. Great co-worker and a good friend. He was always positive and uplifting. He will be surely missed.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 9:46am
Marci Barnett Dowdy

I am devastated to hear of Randy's death. We started 1st grade together and graduated from Crane High School together in 1972. Randy was always such a fun and caring friend. I never saw him be anything but kind to everyone. He will be forever missed.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 8:56pm
Joy & Tony Hillier

We are so very sorry for your loss. We so Loved Randy's beautiful spirit and contagious smile. Love , Peace And Prayers for your family.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Rexanna Hood

Sharon - Keeping you in my prayers.

 Posted July 5, 2017 - 10:29am

Randy , you meet a lot of people in a lifetime but there are only a few that can touch your soul , Randy you are one of those rare people. I was young when I first met you . I learned a lot about life from you . You were always there with that mischievous smile and you were the one that caused my butterscotch sundae addiction, a better pal a man never had , love you brother.
Sheri , Heather and Ashley I know it hurts now but in time you will look back on Randy's life and realize how blessed you were to have had him in your life .

 Posted July 4, 2017 - 5:29pm
Angie Wise

So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Randy was truly a great man. I pray that the memories help to heal you missing him. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

 Posted July 4, 2017 - 4:09pm

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