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Mac L. Evans, of Boonville passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

A celebration of Mac’s life will be held, Friday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.  A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mac was born Dec. 26 1935, to Roy and Ethel Evans in New Franklin, Mo.

He graduated from New Franklin High and Stephens Trade School in Kansas City.

He began his career at the University of Missouri in 1956.

He worked with Dr. Hugh Stevens to build the University’s first Heart/Lung Machine.

In 1966 Mac transferred to the MU Research Reactor where he retired in 1986.

Mac married Bettie Rapp in 1955 and three children were born.  In 1981, he married Joyce Smith and they enjoyed 32 years together.

Mac enjoyed the outdoors, hunting with his coon dogs and later raising and racing thoroughbred horses.

Mac was proud of the fact that he was able to build homes for Joyce and his children.

He and Joyce enjoyed several years of touring the United States and later became “Snowbirds” for 15 years.

His family was his “life” and he enjoyed his children and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, children, Pam McCoy (Craig), Missy Blumer (Richard), Jud Evans (JoAnna); stepchildren, Darry Smith (Ana), Shelly Cunningham (Walt), 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and sister, Peggy Franklin.

He was preceeded in death by his parents and a sister, JoAnn Dueschele.

Mac appreciated the work being done at Coyote Hills Christian Children’s Home in Harrisburg, Mo.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in Mac’s memory to Coyote Hills Christian Children’s Home.

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