Cover photo for Rhelma Evans's Obituary
Rhelma Evans Profile Photo
1923 Rhelma 2018

Rhelma Evans

October 24, 1923 — January 21, 2018


October 24, 1923
Anacortes, Washington
January 21, 2018
Sanborn, Iowa

2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Church of the Brethren; Sheldon, Iowa
Pastor David Loveall ~ Officiating

Visitation will be after 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 24, 2018
with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

“Amazing Grace”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“In The Bulb There Is a Flower”
Organist: Donna Rae Jans

Senica Fisher Quentin Fisher
Sam Clemens Rebecca Anderson
Ruth Peterson Jed Cox

Greenwood Cemetery
Matlock, Iowa

After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa


Rhelma Jean Evans, the daughter of Verl and Gladys (Saxby) Martin was born October 24, 1923 in Anacortes, Washington where she spent her youth and attended school. Rhelma moved to Sheldon and worked at the Rexall Drug for several years. On January 21, 1942, she was united in marriage to Clarence E. Evans in the Parsonage of the Church of the Brethren in Worthington, Minnesota. To this union, 4 children were born. After the couple were married they farmed in the Sheldon area until their retirement in 1986. The couple remained in their home until moving to the Prairie View Suites in Sanborn, Iowa. Clarence preceded her in death on June 18, 2011. Rhelma passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Prairie View Retirement Home in Sanborn, reaching the age of 94 years, 2 months and 28 days.
She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Rebekah Lodge, the VFW and the American Legion Auxiliaries, the Eagles Club and Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed being a farm wife and taking care of her family. She took great pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rhelma leaves to cherish her memories her children and their spouses, George (Liz) Evans of Burnsville, Minnesota; Toni (Denny) Clemens of Omaha, Nebraska; Emily (Larry) Peterson of Luverne, Minnesota; Julie (Dan) Fisher of Wellman, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, also other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; her parents and 2 sisters.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Rhelma Evans, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 19

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree