Lt. Colonel Rufus Evans

July 31, 1934September 23, 2013
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Lt. Colonel Rufus Evans, who retired from 30 years of service with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, passed on September 23, 2013 at the KC Hospice House. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 28. 2013 at the Raytown Church of Christ, 6000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133. Visitation from 9-11am with service at 11am. Burial immediately following at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Col. Evans was born on July 31, 1934 in Oak Ridge, Louisiana to Mr. Alonza & Mrs. Lela Evans. He graduated from Esther Toombs High School in Delhi, Louisiana and then graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Col. Evans moved to Kansas City in 1959 where he joined the Department on October 1st of that same year. He worked a number of assignments during his career, which included Assistant Division Commander for the Regional Center for Criminal Justice, Division Commander at Central Patrol Division & South Patrol Division and Bureau Commander of Administrative Services until the time of his retirement in 1989. In 1974 he was selected to attend and successfully completed a Criminal Justice Fellowship at the Harvard University Center for Criminal Justice. In 1976, he was a founding and charter member of N.O.B.L.E., National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Col. Evans was active in church ministry through Swope Parkway Church of Christ, Blue Ridge Church of Christ and Raytown Church of Christ, where he served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and in many other capacities.

He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, wife, Anna Elaine Evans; son Sgt. Rufus Evans; daughters, Christi C. Evans & Kellye James and granddaughter Ashlee Elaine James. Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., KCMO 64133.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lt. Colonel Rufus Evans

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Vaughn Reese

October 30, 2013

We are so sorry for the passing of Mr. Evans, God Bless You All!!

Vaughn Reese

The Reese Family

October 2, 2013

To the family of Brother Evans. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gwendolyn & John Burke

Kimberly Hemphill -Newman

October 1, 2013

Christi, I sorry for your Loss keeping you and your family in my prayers. I know we haven't seen each other in years (since high school) 913-530-4982

Michelle Mills

September 28, 2013

My prayers are with Ricky (sorry, but I still have to call you that!) and Christi at this very sad time. Your dad was one of a kind. Much love to you and the whole family.

Gloria Redmond

September 28, 2013

God bless u all! Hold on to ur wonderful memories until u meet again.
My prayers will continuously go up for u all. Christi I love u and will be there for u even in the afterwards!

Bob and Debra Bronston

September 28, 2013

Elaine: We are so sorry about Rufus' death. His funeral services were inspiring and reflect the quality that Rufus brought to the Church, his family, friends and the community. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

September 28, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bro. Evans. Please know that your Family is in my prayers.
Yolanda (Williamson) Smallwood

Alice Anderson

September 27, 2013

Christi and the rest of the Evans family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathey Webster

September 27, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of this passing! Col Evans was extremely special to me. He always kept me laughing when I worked for him at KCPD! Such a pleasant man and a loving soul! My prayers are with his family!

Glenn Raglon

September 27, 2013

Bro. Evans was my Brother in Christ, friend, father figure, my commander at CPD in the 70's,and one of my late father best Friends. I was honored to know him. May his Legacy Live ON!