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Robert "Bob" R. Evans

May 2, 1955 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 66)


Robert “Bob” R. Evans, age 66, of Conover, OH passed away at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in VanCrest Nursing Home of Urbana, OH.

Born on May 2, 1955 in Piqua, OH, Bob was the son of the late Herman Clay and Helen Mae (Hines) Evans.

Bob married Becky M. (Martin) Batdorf on January 14, 1983 and she survives.  Together they raised two sons: Chris (Wendy) Batdorf of Bettendorf, Iowa and Jared (Amy) Evans of Urbana, OH. He was a loving grandfather to three grandchildren:  Vella and Vienna Batdorf and Raegan Evans. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Ruth Martin of Covington, OH, a brother, Fred (Janet) Evans of St. Paris, OH, two sisters, Susie Geuy of Urbana, OH, Nancy (Dave) Roach of Huber Heights, OH, a brother-in-law, Chuck Martin of Troy, OH, sisters-in-law, Kathie (Dan) Leistner of Covington, OH Robin (Steve) Epperson of Conover, OH and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Evans and his father-in-law, Roy Martin.

Bob was a 1973 graduate of Graham High School and graduated from Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis, IN.  He was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church in Fletcher, OH. Bob was a lifelong farmer and retired from the CSX Railroad after 27 years of service.

Bob loved history. He and Becky were 4-H advisors for over 20 years.  He was a member of the Champaign County Pork Council and received the Hall of Fame Award in 2016. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and The Ohio State University Buckeyes.  He and Becky loved to take mini vacations and spent five years as snowbirds at their home in Tennessee. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, OH with Reverend David Chivington of Sidney First United Methodist Church presiding.  Burial will follow in Kingscreek Cemetery, Urbana, OH.  Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.  Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to Rosewood Fire and EMS Association, P.O. Box 108, Rosewood, Ohio 43070 or to Hospice of the Ohio Valley, 1948 N. Limestone St. Springfield, OH 45503. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.

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January 28, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 S. Springfield Street
Saint Paris, OH 43072

Funeral Service
January 29, 2022

10:30 AM
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 S. Springfield Street
Saint Paris, OH 43072

Interment following funeral service
January 29, 2022

Kingscreek Cemetery
E. Herr Road
Urbana, OH 43078


Rosewood Fire & Rescue Association
P.O. Box 108, Rosewood OH 43070

Hospice of Ohio Valley
1948 N. Limestone Street, Springfield OH 45503

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