Marian “Midge” Evans

Marian “Midge” Evans

July 12, 2014


Marian “Midge” Evans, passed away Saturday evening in the Regional Hospital of Scranton surrounded by her loving children.

Born 1938 in Waterloo, New York she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Dorothy Potter Leisenring.   She was a graduate of Waterloo Central High School and was a member of the Embury United Methodist Church.   Midge was a self-employed hairdresser and was also involved in marketing and sales.    

Midge lived for her grandchildren.  She enjoyed going to the beach and volunteering at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.

Surviving are daughters Kathy DeSandis and her husband Robert of Clarks Summit, Karen Lotz and her husband Joseph and Laurie Kucharski all of Scranton;  sons Richard Evans of Plantation, Fl and Mark Marquart and his wife Debra of Waterloo, NY; a sister Charlene Ramage of Pittston;  grandchildren Ashley and Sierra DeSandis; Richard and Frank Kucharski; Austin, Kiley and Ian Lotz;  William and Matthew Evans;  Christopher Marquart and his wife Melissa and Kyle Marquart and his wife Vanessa;  two great grandchildren Allen and Kelsey Marquart.

Preceded in death by brothers William, Bernard and Howard;  sisters Frances and Louella.

All attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11am in the Embury United Methodist Church 942 S. Main Ave. Scranton with Rev. Calvin Rich, officiating.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8pm in the Vanston & James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Embury United Methodist Church 942 S. main Ave. Scranton, pa. 18504.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.


  1. Henrieta and George Sonntag

    Our prayers are with the family. Midge was a wonderful and spirited woman who loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. I came to know Midge through Betsy Lowery, my very best friend. I (Henrietta) worked briefly with Karen at the Kennedy School and being Midge’s daughter, Karen was very friendly and outgoing. Midge will be dearly missed by many people.

  2. Marge Bowen

    I was saddened to read of the passing of your Mom. I was glad to have her friendship so many years ago when we both were raising our children. Those were fun times and yes, nice memories. Your recent months have been difficult, and for that I am sorry.

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