Rita Jane Evans
November 1, 1944 - June 4, 2018
ObituaryJune 4, 2018, Rita Edingfield Evans passed in Carnegie, Oklahoma at the age of 73. Born in Carnegie on November 1, 1944 to Claude and Thelma Edingfield. Being a part of the Edingfield clan had a large impact on her life. Her passion for singing defined her high school years. Joined in marriage to Gale Evans on January 5, 1962. She became a mother to Cary Edward in 1963 and Anita Gaye in 1967. Rita enjoyed dragging Main Street and mischief in her young adult days. She championed for the youth in Carnegie as a mother and was a force to be reckoned with for Girls Softball in Carnegie.
Together Rita and Gale owned Mac’s Quick Mart in Apache, Oklahoma for 18 years.
Rita is survived by her husband Gale, her son Cary Evans of Oklahoma City, his daughter Katy Dorrell of Watertown, New York, and daughter, Anita Micek, her husband Daniel Micek and their daughter Megli Micek of Las Vegas, Nevada. Her brothers Jacob Edingfield of Edmond, Oklahoma and Donald Edingfield of Wichita, Kansas, numerous sister in laws, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Eldon Edingfield, Houston (PK) Pease, Alvin (Tater) Pease, Kenneth (Buzzy) Edingfield, Ronald (Spec) Edingfield, and Jack Edingfield.
Rita was an avid reader of all things, loved watching television and playing card games.
A private service will be held at a later date.
I was very sad to hear about Rita passing away. I have knew the Eddingfield family since I was 5 years old and we moved to the west side of Carnegie. Rita's little brother Jack was one of my best friends ever. My prayers for Gail and the rest of the family and her very best friend Phyllis.
Ronald R Langley
Fort Worth, TX
Sorry to hear of her passing. I was close friends to her brother, Jack. I wish all of her family and friends the best and mourn our loss.
Max & Linda Megli
We will be praying for your family during the passing of Rita!
Charles and Ellen leatherbury
Sorry for your loss Gayle, she was great lady, Will be missed by all. She's not sick anymore
Virginia Phyillaier Maker
Farmers Branch, TX
So very sorry to hear of Rita's passing. We had such fun times singing in the high school trio and winning 1st place at state contests.
Oklahoma City, OK
Rita was a beautiful lady who will be missed by many family and friends.
Judy Adkins Holsted
El Reno, OK
I will always remember Rita as the first grader who sang "Too Old to Cut the Mustard" with another student. I think his name was Leroy. She had a beautiful voice. We were also cheerleaders our ninth grade year--many warm memories. My heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends. Judy