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Evelyn was born Feb. 22, 1928 at Omro, Wis. to Arthur and Sophie Mae (Smith) Krayenhagen. She attended country school near Quimby. She was married to Dewey Robert Burns on June 14, 1947 at Ida Grove. She had lived in Cherokee since October of 2000, prior to this in Ida Grove and had also lived at Lytton and Sanborn.She had worked as a waitress, a secretary, and as a lab technician for the A & P Creamery in Ida Grove.She was affiliated with the United Methodist Church and was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Ida Grove, Iowa. She enjoyed golfing, dancing, sewing, cooking and especially being a grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob on Jan. 22, 2001, brothers and sisters-in-law, Everett and Viola Krayenhagen and Earl Krayenhagen, a sister Verna Krayenhagen; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Frank Williams, sister-in-law Bonita Crawford. She is survived by one daughter: Linda Lou Ruschmann of Cherokee; two sons: Steven Robert Burns and his wife Doneta of Parkersburg, Kevin Lee Burns and his wife Sandra of Raymore, Mo., four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two more great-grandchildren on the way; twosisters-in-law Fern Krayenhagen of Battle Creek and Doreen Miller of Ida Grove.