Evelyn was united in marriage to Owen L. Bedient on Oct. 12, 1947 in Clarks. She attended the United Church of Christ in Arborville. She worked at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women for approximately 10 years. Evelyn served on the York County Fair Board and was a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed attending music festivals, farm auctions and her grandchildren’s activities. She also enjoyed playing cards, quilting and working in her garden.
Evelyn is survived by her husband Owen of Aurora; three sons, Robert Bedient of York, Richard Bedient of Lincoln, and Brian Bedient of Polk; one daughter, Teresa (John) O’Brien of Bellevue; six grandchildren, Molly O’Brien of Omaha, Erin O’Brien (Jeremy Bilow) of Houston, Texas, Matt O’Brien of Bellevue, Kevyn Bedient of York, Adam and Ashley Bedient of Osborne, Kan., Katie (Grant) Quiring of York, and Jordan Bedient of York; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Sylvan (Reva) Mason of St. Anthony; sister-in-law, Carole Christensen of Rigby, Idaho; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding Evelyn in death were her parents; daughter, Ann; four brothers and one sister.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at the Metz Chapel in York. Inurnment will be in the Arborville Cemetery, south of Polk. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.