Mr. Evans was simply one of the best teachers in my life. Along with Coach Van Thompson and others he mentored me. He challenged me. He wanted all his students to learn to read and love to learn. He was so knowledgeable. But he could also explain and teach is such a direct simple thourough way. His grasp of history and government inspired me. He was inspirational. He wrote me a very nice note when graduating from ACCC. He also wrote me a very thoughtful note when I was appointed to my career job and present occupation. After becoming a judge he asked, do you love your job? I said yes. In his simple manner he smiled and told me “he knew it,”. I told him that he inspired me. He simply smiled and said “then I did my job.” Wow! What a man!
As I grieve with the loss of my father, I understand how the Evans family feels. I send my prayers, and thank you for your father. What a great man!
Dan Creitz, Chief Judge 31st Judicial District of Kansas and Iola native.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father and Husband. Sharon and I really enjoyed knowing Sol when we lived in Iola area.
I had him for a teacher in a subject, history, that I love and then knew him in later years as a friend of both Sharon and I.
He was a really interesting guy and he will be missed.
I will always remember my friend Sol. We had many good times together and he was always a good friend. I will always miss him and treasure many memories about him.
His passing is really a sad time for me. There was never a better friend.