Rosita M. Evans | Obituary


Rosita M. Evans Rosita M. Evans, 82, of Winchester, Va., died Monday, September 26, 2022 at the Village of Orchard Ridge.

Rosita was born in 1940 in Elkview, WV, the daughter of the late Raymond Craft and the late Faye (Oxyer) Nunley. She graduated from Elkview High School Class of 1957 and went on to earn her Associate’s degree in X-Ray Technology. Rosita worked in the radiology department at Winchester Memorial Hospital, then with the move to Winchester Medical Center and retired as department head. She attended Redland United Methodist Church. Rosita is a former member of Eastern Star and was a member of the Red Hat Society and sang in the church choir. She was an avid reader, loved to cook, and devoted much of her time and love to her work at the hospital.

She married SMSgt Kenneth W. Evans, USAF (Ret) on December 29, 1957 in Winchester, VA, he predeceased her on November 10, 2019.

Rosita is survived by her sons, CMSgt Kenneth W. Evans, II USAF (ret.) of Winchester, VA and LTC Kerry W. Evans, USAF (ret.) (Michele) of London, UK; grandchildren, Aiden and Iain Evans of London, UK and brother, Raymond Craft, Jr. of Saint Albins, WV.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; sisters, Julianne Craft Powers, Dolores Y. Craft Hayes and brother, Clayton A. Craft.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a service to follow the next day, Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 10 a.m. (corrected service time) all at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel. Entombment will take place at Shenandoah Memorial Park. The officiant will be the Reverend Heather Bumstead, chaplain of the village of Orchard Ridge.

Memorial donations in Rosita’s memory may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association – National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102.

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