Marissa Marie Evans, 12, of Joplin, MO, passed away October 9, 2019. She was born June 11, 2007, in Joplin, MO.
Marissa excelled in art, especially drawing and animation. She had a brilliant and artistic mind. Marissa loved nature, climbing mountains, and going to the beach. She was often quiet and shy but always a sweet and loving girl.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jerry Gordon; great-grandparents, Lewis and Helen Gruver and James and Nancy Gordon; and great-aunt, Patricia Gruver.
Marissa is survived by her parents, Charles and Fawn Evans; siblings, Aidan Gordon, Connor Evans and Sariah Evans; grandparents, Starlette Gordon, Lisa VanHoose and Larry VanHoose, and Don Jr and Kathrine Evans; great-grandmother, Laura Ringler; aunt, Adrian Hatlestad; uncle, Donnie Evans III; great uncle, Rodney Gruver; special friends, Mochi and Galaxy and Bread; and many cousins and other family members that will miss her dearly.
Visitation will be held from 10-12, on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Midwest Cremation and Funeral Services, 2026 W Woodland St, Springfield, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.

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