Mary Ione Evans, daughter of the late Walter and Shirley Steinhardt, was born April 13, 1944.  She grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Winneconne High School in Winneconne, Wisconsin. On November 26, 1971, Mary was united in marriage to Robert Evans.  They shared over 40 years of marriage together and were blessed with three girls: Brenda, Tara and Lisa. Mary had the privilege of staying home and raising her girls.  She took great pride in taking care of her family.  In her spare time, she enjoyed horseback riding, arts and crafts and sewing.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren as they began to come along.  They were the apples of her eye.   Mary passed away at 4:15 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2012, at her home having attained the age of 68.  She will be sadly missed by all those that knew and loved her. Mary leaves to cherish her memory her husband: Robert of the home; three daughters; Brenda Kaiser of Stoutland, MO, Tara Brown, and her husband, James, of Stoutland, MO, and Lisa Ellis, and her husband, Renard, of Laquey, MO; five grandchildren: Molly, Christopher, Hannah, Michael and Micaela; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by two brothers: Jerry and Lee Steinhardt and one granddaughter: Jessica Kaiser. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Richland.   Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary Ione Evans and may be left at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be left at