September 17, 2020
On Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, Evan John Charles, 39, died.
Evan was born on March 8, 1990, in Salina, Kan., to John and Mandy Charles. He was a 2008 graduate of Hays High School and attended Fort Hays State University, majoring in media studies.
Evan had many passions. He enjoyed disc golf, playing basketball, road trips with Dad, listening to music and watching sports (especially KSU football).
He is survived by his parents, John, Republic; mother, Mandy (Troy Schroeder), Albert, Kan .; grandmothers, Jean Charles of Republic, and Fay Renner, Bull Shoals, Ark .; sister, Hayley, Denver, Colo .; brother, Hayes (Keri); and nieces, Olwyn Fay and Melanie May, Coon Rapids, Iowa; Aunt Flo (Kevin) Graham, Yacolt, Wash .; uncles, Joe Brian Renner (Laura), Bull Shoals, Ark., and Stephen Renner, Springfield, Mo .; and cousins, Hayden Graham and Healey Graham, Seattle, Wash., Katie (Dimitri) Kricfalusi, Springfield, Mo., Levi Renner, Springfield, Mo., Dane Petersen (Jill Nienhiser), Kansas City, Mo., and Christie (Sunny) Kairos and children, Catie Eubank and Jackson Eubank, Portland, Ore.
Evan was a kind human with the biggest heart. He didn't know a stranger and could strike up conversation with anyone. His intelligence and dry sense of humor were both admired and appreciated.
His funeral is at 2 p.m., at West Frontier Park Friday, Sept. 18. In line with Evan's laid-back nature, casual attire is welcome and encouraged, and the family expects masks to be worn and social distancing to be observed. Please be responsible and respectful in doing so. Limited seating will be provided by the church, so please bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Attendees are invited to stay after for time together and sharing memories of Evan.