Arthur “Robert” Evans of Chetopa, Kan., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at the Chetopa Manor.

He was 84.                              

Mr. Evans was born July 23, 1923, in Melrose, Kan., to Samuel Arthur Evans and Kittie Frances (Headley) Evans. He attended Fairview Elementary School and graduated from Columbus High School in 1942. 

He worked in the mines in the area before owning and operating the Phillips 66 gas station in Chetopa. He later worked for B.F. Goodrich. He was a farmer and stockman. He was an antique collector and operated the Country Peddler Flea Market in Chetopa.  He was a member of the “Aladdin Knights” club. He was a member of the Melrose Methodist Church. 

He married Barbara Jo Hale on June 2, 1945, at the Methodist Church parsonage in Chetopa. 

She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include one son, Robert “Dean” Evans of                      Chetopa; one daughter, Marcia Jo Evans of Baxter Springs, Kan.; one brother, Manford Evans of Chetopa; four grandchildren, Angela Michele Mishner, Dana Jo North, John Joseph Wolfe and Lydia Deanell Leal, and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Melrose Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. 

Memorials are suggested to Melrose Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.