Loretta Mae Evans of Baxter Springs, KS. passed away Monday March 19, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Tulsa, OK. She was 86.

Mrs. Evans was born January 10, 1926 in Monarch, OK to Freeman and Iva (Armstrong) Coach. She had lived in Baxter Springs since 2007 moving from Picher, OK. She had worked as a seamstress for Glen Berry Mfg for 30 years in Commerce, OK and 10 years at King Louie Mfg in Baxter Springs, KS. She was a member of the Melrose Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son Darrell Evans in 1962 and a sister Bessie Ross.

Survivors include:

2 Sons Bobby Evans of Tuscaloosa, AL

Bruce Evans of Miami, OK

2 Daughters Judith Couch of Baxter Springs, KS

Pat Mathews of Nashville, TN

2 Brothers Kenneth Coach of Miami, OK

Jerry Coach of Commerce, OK

3 Sisters Kathryn Koger of Miami, OK

Betty Bayliss of Commerce, OK

Linda Coach of Miami, OK

7 Grandchildren

12 Great Grandchildren

2 Step Grandchildren

Funeral Services will be Saturday March 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce, OK. Rev. Shawn Evans and Bobby Evans will officiate. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery N.W. of Treece, KS. Pallbearers will be Darren Couch, Tate Mathews, Nick Mathews, Matt Evans, Johnny Coach and Robbie Coach. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mike Koger, Tony Bayliss, Jerry Coach, Jr. Jack Ross, Rick Ross, Randy Ross, Larry Dean Ross and Tim Coach. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce. Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Commerce, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com