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-LeAnn Rae Evans-

LeAnn Rae Evans, 43, of Columbus City, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City following a brief illness.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction.  Rev. Al Coffin officiated.  Casket bearers were Matt Nahnsen, John Nahnsen, Craig Nahnsen, Kevin Mojarro, Tanner Davis and Scooter Evans.  Burial was in the Columbus City Cemetery.   Following the committal services there was a time of food and fellowship at the Columbus Community Senior Center.  Visitation was held on Saturday, March 5th, at the funeral home from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  A memorial has been established at the funeral home in LeAnn’s name.  Online condolences may be left to the Evans family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com

LeAnn Rae Evans was born January 15, 1968 in Fort Carson, Colorado, the daughter of Mark and Judy (Griswold) Shear.  She moved to Columbus City with her parents in 1969 and graduated from Columbus High School in 1986.  In 1987 LeAnn married Jeff Hollenbeck, and to this union two children were born. They were later divorced, and in 2000 she married Denny Evans.  LeAnn was currently employed at Pearson in Iowa City.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the O.E.S. and the Columbus City United Methodist Church.   LeAnn enjoyed reading, NASCAR racing, especially cheering for Jimmy Johnson and Dale Jarrett, collecting Boyd’s bears, ‘Tweety’ birds and listening to music.

LeAnn will be dearly missed by her husband, Denny of Columbus City; three daughters, Amber Hernandez, Leah Hollenbeck and Austie Hollenbeck; four grandchildren, Jose, Ivan and Cassie Hernandez and Landon Hollenbeck; two step-children, Katrina Sanderson-Evans and Shawn Evans; and her parents, Mark and Judy Shear of Columbus City.  

LeAnn was preceded in death by her grandparents.

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