Katherine Diane Evans-Smith

It is with great sadness that the Evans family announces the recent passing of their much beloved sister, Katherine Diane Evans-Smith, on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, following a lengthy battle with endometrial cancer. Our beloved Katherine was 61 years of age at the time of her passing.


She was predeceased in life by her devoted parents, Mitchel Mark Evans, Esq. and Wanda Evans, nee Herrington; her devoted grandparents, Vincent Charles Garofolo and Crecie Angeline Garofolo, nee Keel; and, is survived by her husband, the Rev. Don Smith of McDaniels, Ky.; her siblings, Charles Wayne Evans of Florence, Miss., Pamela Renee Evans of Baton Rouge, La., Mitchel Mark Evans II of DeRidder, La., Michael von Evans of Baton Rouge, La., Lisa Ann Hester, nee Evans of DeRidder, La., and Kristie LeNell Tracy, nee Evans of St. Martinsville, Ind.; two maternal aunts, Linda Lee Bull, nee Herrington of Pitkin, La., and Glenda Nell Nunziante, nee Herrington of Lafayette, La.; one paternal aunt, Eleanor Zahumensky, nee Blanciak of Vandergrift, Pa.; 35 first cousins and seven wonderful nieces and nephews.


Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home of DeRidder, with viewing to be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, from 5-8 p.m. Thereafter, a memorial service will be conducted that on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. also at Myers Colonial Funeral Home of DeRidder, with a family social gathering and meal following the service at Abundant Life Church of DeRidder. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that charitable donations be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Presiding Bishop’s Fund, or their charity of choice.