Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home & Crematory

3201 Ave. B, Scottsbluff, NE


Lela M Evans

October 12, 1927September 27, 2019
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Lela (Strong) Evans, 91 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Heritage Estates. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church with Father Mark Selvey officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church or Regional West Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com. Lela was born on October 12, 1927 in Clay Center, Nebraska to Frank (Essie Johnson) Strong. She graduated from Mitchell High School. On August 11, 1946 she married Charles “Jiggs” Evans, Jr. They had three daughters Marilyn, Charleen and Rita. On 1953, she started work with Carl Gill at Community Co-op in Mitchell, then to Panhandle Co-op in Scottsbluff. On May 1, 1991 she retired. She also helped farm with her husband Jiggs for many years. She enjoyed traveling to Arizona and other areas. She was a member of the church, Easter Star and Good Sams. Lela loved to sew, quilt and craftwork. She is survived by her daughters Marilyn (Curtis) Timm, Charleen (Larry) Collins and Rita (Jim) Peppler; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Lela was preceded in death by her husband Jiggs, brothers Lawrence and Lloyd Strong, sister Vernice Strong, parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.


  • Greg Rahmig, Pallbearer
  • Kevin Collins, Pallbearer
  • Jason Rahmig, Pallbearer
  • Trenton Rahmig, Pallbearer
  • Aaron Franco, Pallbearer
  • Dylan Bairn, Pallbearer
  • Dale Kindred, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Blake Ysac, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Garret Rahmig, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Lela M Evans

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Bruce Ryan

October 2, 2019

I don't know if that first one got through or not but anyway me and computers don't get along very well I am so sorry to hear about the passing of you girls mother Charlene Rita Marilyn I know things are tough right now but your mother was always one of the kindest ladies I ever met every time I saw her she always spoke Larry said many times people your mother and dad were I hope you find peace in your heart if you're ever in Denver please give me a call would be great to see any of you

Sharon Johnson

October 1, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. She is with Jiggs now and happy.

Don Sickels

September 30, 2019

Rita & Jim And Family;
With thoughts and prayers. Donny, Dawnette, Megan, Skylar, Karsyn and Pyper

Sam Lee

September 29, 2019

Girls, we are so sorry to read of Lela’s passing this past week. I have too many great memories of my times with your mom and dad to recount. Most of them involved you three. Our sympathies and prayers are with you and your families.

Sam and Cindy Lee