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Evelyn (Funk) Hett

January 8, 1948 — March 28, 2023

Peabody, Kansas

Evelyn (Funk) Hett

Evelyn Ilene (Funk) Hett, of Peabody, Kansas, passed away on March 28, 2023, at St. Luke Hospital. Evelyn was born on January 8, 1948, at the Bethesda Hospital in Goessel, Kansas. She was the first child of Elmer and Lucilla (Unruh) Funk. Evelyn grew up on a farm southwest of Hillsboro, Kansas; the same farm her parents lived on all their lives. She attended school at Cresswell School District 15 in Marion Country through the sixth grade, when the school closed down. She then finished her schooling in Hillsboro where she graduated with the Hillsboro High School Class of 1966. Following graduation, Evelyn attended Salt City Business College in Hutchinson, Kansas for one year and went on to work at 1st National Bank of Hillsboro, now Emprise Bank.

Evelyn grew up in the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel and was baptized upon her confession of faith there. Evelyn married Clifford J. Hett on February 22, 1969, at the Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, Kansas; and together they had two kids: Calvin Ray and Eileen Kay Hett. Clifford and Evelyn lived on a farm near Florence, Kansas for twenty-one years. In 1990, they moved from Florence to a different farm in the Peabody area. Evelyn loved the Aulne Church and served the community well. She worked in the Aulne Kitchen and was involved with Vacation Bible School. Evelyn also loved attending her bible study.

Evelyn enjoyed playing and working with her grandchildren and always loved having family over for birthdays, holiday meals or just going out to eat. She always made the best Slushy Punch and would make Long John’s for Calvin and Noah’s birthdays. Everyone knew that Evelyn’s corn on the cob was the best because she always used corn holders. Evelyn was a 4-H Leader and found joy in helping her grandson raise calves and helping her granddaughter with 4-H projects. Evelyn could be found cheering on and supporting her grandchildren, Noah and Ruby, at numerous activities, including sporting events, school concerts and programs.  Her grandchildren were her world. Evelyn could always be found behind the camera, taking family photos at every event. She would carefully place the photos in scrapbooks and caption each one. Evelyn kept the farm books for her family but would always help outside when needed. Evelyn was known as “The Bag Lady”, as she always kept everything neatly organized in various bags.

Evelyn is survived by her loving husband Clifford Hett of 54 years; daughter Eileen (Troy) Schmidt, Marion, KS; grandchildren: Noah Schmidt, Marion, KS; Ruby Schmidt, Marion, KS; brothers: Ken (Pat) Funk, Dodge City, KS; Clifford (Tammy) Funk, Wichita, KS; sister Vi (Brad) Penner, Newton, KS; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents: Elmer and Lucilla Funk and son: Calvin Hett.

Evelyn’s family will gather to greet friends on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Yazel Megli Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday April 5, 2023, at Aulne Bible Church. Memorial contributions in Evelyn’s name may be directed to the Aulne Bible Church. Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Marion, Kansas is serving the family. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Evelyn at

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Yazel-Megli Funeral Homes - Marion

205 Elm St, Marion, KS 66861

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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