Diane L. Evans


    Diane L. Evans was born on June 2, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri to Linton and Pauline Zapula and passed away on February 2, 2020 at the age of 59 years.


    Although her time on this earth was short, she made an impact everywhere she ventured. She exuded loyalty, love and forgiveness. She was strong and resilient.
    The love she had for her children was unwavering. Diane cultivated a life with her forever partner, Ray Stewart, working hard and raising their four children to be good people.
    Diane was the sounding board, negotiator, voice of reason and from time to time the referee.
    Diane never faltered in who she was or what she believed in. She was never wrong, often stating, “Even when I’m wrong, I’m right.”
    Diane was a talented artist, writer, rescuer of animals and a lover of rainy days.
    Diane enjoyed reading, so much so, you never saw her without a book.  
    Though she mentioned the train rides, bacon and hotels were a nice bonus. But, her true passion was cruises. As one ended, she begun to plan and save for the next one.
    Diane was by no means an outdoors kinda person, yet something resonated with her and the ocean. In the early moments of dawn, you could find Diane, book in hand, on the deck.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Linton and Pauline Zapula; and her nephew, Robert Couvion.
    She is survived by her partner, Ray Stewart; children, Danielle Mundale and husband William of St. James, Missouri, David Evans and wife Brandy of Cuba, Missouri, Sindel Myers and husband Rob of Cuba, Missouri and Desteny Lindell and husband Leo of Deridder, Louisana; grandchildren, Dayton Browers, Gauge and Ashley Mundale, Brooklynn and Camren Lindell, Cooper Evans, and Cammie and Ethan Myers; nephew, Micheal Couvion; other relatives and friends.
    As per her wishes, Diane was cremated and a celebration of her life was held.
    Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.