Steven D. Evans, a most wonderful and loving father and husband, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was about to receive treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Steven D. Evans, a most wonderful and loving father and husband, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was about to receive treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

Steve was born December 12, 1956, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Helen (Castrianni) Evans and Frank Evans who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Jan (Ried) Evans of the home in Kansas City, Mo., a son Brett Tyler Evans of Omaha, NE; two daughters, Jennifer Ashley Evans of Omaha, NE; and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Evans of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother Dennis Evans (Judi) of Independence, Mo.; an uncle, Joseph Castrianni of Miami, FL and an aunt Dolores Castrianni of Overland Park, Kan.   In addition, he leaves behind two brother-in-laws, David Ried of Blue Springs, Mo., and Raye Ried (Yvonne) of Grain Valley, Mo., as well as three nieces and three nephews. 

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, November 1, at Royer-Hays Funeral Home, 205 SW 17th Street, Blue Springs, Mo. The funeral  Mass will be at 1 p.m. at St. John LaLande Catholic Church, 805 NW R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, Mo., on Monday, November 2. Funeral arrangements by Royer-Hays  Funeral Services.

Steve began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1975 where he also met and married his wife of nearly 32 years. After many promotions and assignments at the Kansas City office, he was promoted to operations officer and transferred to the Omaha Branch in 1990. There he was named assistant vice president in 1992 and vice president and branch manager in 1997. Steve returned to the Kansas City office and was named vice president over the Tenth District Financial Institution Outreach Program and the cash services department in 2004. He assumed additional responsibilities for the wholesale operations site in 2005 and retail payments in 2008. He was extremely well thought of and respected by all his colleagues and is always referred to “as the best boss I’ve ever had.” Another colleague left a message that his children should always remember “He made a difference in the world and in the lives of those he came into contact with.”

Most important in his life was his family. He lived everyday to ensure their happiness and well-being. The wisdom, guidance, love and support he provided will live on forever as these values are passed on through the years. At home and work he lived and practiced his strong belief to always build people up and never tear them down no matter the circumstance.

Arrangements: Royer-Hays funeral home Blue Springs, Mo.,  816-229-5551.