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Roland Dale Devers

Melby Mortuary

Esbon, KS


Roland Dale Devers was born to Dale and Ophelia “Dutch” Devers on July 18, 1931 at Columbus, Indiana and died on July 6, 2013, at his home in Esbon, Kansas, at the age of 81 years.

Roland graduated high school and served in the Indiana National Guard.

He met and married Juanita Ramona (Arnold) Devers Denny, Later he married Betty Devers, and lastly was married to Frances “Fran” Devers in 1979. Roland and Fran moved to Esbon community in 1994.

Roland worked at Cummins Manufacturing as an engine inspector and after retirement he returned to Cummins to work in security. He was a avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by -
Son: Kevin (Mary) Devers of Columbus, Indiana
Two daughters: Kimberly, (Greg) Meek of Taylorville, Indiana
Lisa Devers of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Five step-daughters: Marie(Wayne) Rufer of Henderson, Nevada
Marcia (Bob) Feagin of Midlothian, TX
Mary Ann (Andy) Long of Smith Center, Kansas
Marsha (Billy) Jones of Haines City, Florida
Rita (Larry) Tidwell of Columbus, Indiana
Three step-sons: Gordon(Sally) Biggs of Fayetteville, North Carolina
Frank (Elaine) Biggs of Palatine, Illinois
Tom (Sherry) Biggs of North Vernon, Indiana
24 Grandchildren
32 great-grandchildren
3 great-great-grandchildren
Host of other relatives and friends

Roland was preceded in death by is parents; two sisters – Shirley Park, and Evelyn Hendershot; and his wives – Jaunita Ramona, Betty and Frances “Fran” on April 7, 2013.

A memorial service for Roland Dale Devers was held Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at the Melby Mortuary Chapel, Mankato, Kansas, with Pastor Dennis Lambert officiating.

A second memorial service will be held in Columbus, Indiana, at a later date.

Inurnment will be done at a later date in Prairie Home Cemetery, Esbon, Kansas, beside his wife, Fran.

The family suggests memorials to the Esbon Fire Department.

On line condolences may be made at www.melbymortuary.com.

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