Kathleen V. "Babe" Evans
Kathleen V. “Babe” Evans, 90, of Springfield, died at 3:10 pm, Tuesday, January 12, 2016. She was born June 2, 1925 in Springfield to Ernest “Sesto” and Kathleen Kracthovell Paoni. She married Charles R. Evans on February 15, 1944 and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1972.
Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl (Craig) Hudson of Springfield; many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and three brothers, Ernest “Duke” Poani, Donald Paoni and Kenneth Paoni.
Kathleen worked for thirty-five years for Sangamo Electric and retired from Horace Mann Insurance Company. After her retirement, she enjoyed music, ballroom dancing and traveling. She and her longtime companion Joe Meneghetti, loved ballroom dancing. They knew many of the orchestra and Big Band Leaders. They also traveled many places. She was a member of NBEA (National Ballroom and Entertainment Association) and Springfield Liberace Fan Club where she served as secretary.
Visitation: 12 – 1 pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.