M. Ann Eversole

M. Ann Eversole, 75, of Lawrence passed away November 13, 2017. She was born June 22, 1942 in Emporia, Kansas to Victor and Berniece ImMasche.

Ann graduated from Emporia High School and received her Master of Science and Bachelors of Arts degrees from Emporia State University. She later received her Ed.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from The University of Kansas.

Ann married Thomas R. Eversole in 1973 and they later divorced.

Ann’s entire professional career was devoted to Student Affairs. From 1965-1973, she served as Assistant Dean of Women at Emporia State University. From 1973-1978, she served as Assistant Dean of Women at The University of Kansas. From 1978-1997, she served as Director of the Organizations and Activities Center at The University of Kansas. From 1997-2006, she served as Associate Dean of Students at The University of Kansas and from 2006 until her retirement in 2009 she served as Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success at The University of Kansas. During this time, she was also twice appointed Interim Dean of Students at The University of Kansas.

Dr. Eversole was an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). She served on the NASPA IV-West Advisory Board as Regional Awards Coordinator and Fraternity-Sorority Network Chair and in 2003 she received the NASPA IV-West Distinguished Service Award. She was a member of the Emily Taylor Women’s Center Advisory Board and was inducted into The University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1994. Dr. Eversole was named University of Kansas Employee of the Year in 1981 and was named an Outstanding Educator by The University of Kansas Mortar Board Chapter in 2006. She advised Rock Chalk Revue for over 20 years and the “Ann Eversole Rock Chalk Revue Fund” was established in her honor when she retired. In the Lawrence community, she worked with the Douglas County United Way and the Penn House Advisory Board (a non-profit corporation serving low-income families). She served on the Board of Directors of the Emporia State University Alumni Association and was also a life member of Delta Zeta Sorority.

Ann is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Ann Eversole of Lawrence, KS; nephew, Elias Kyle “Eli” ImMasche and his son Zachary Whitmore both of Fort Collins, CO; former husband, Thomas R. Eversole of Stillwater, OK; sister-in-law, Sonia Margolin ImMasche of Fort Collins, CO; nephew, David Eversole and his wife Teri Eversole of Mobile, AL; niece, Laura Arsenault of Falls Church, VA; brother-in-law Richard Eversole and his wife Maureen Godman of Bainbridge Island, WA; and several grand nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vic and Berniece ImMasche and brother, Michael Lyle ImMasche.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held early next year.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Ann Eversole Rock Chalk Revue Fund at KU Endowment or may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

4 Condolences

  1. Judy Heller on November 18, 2017 at 9:28 am

    It was such a shock and tragedy to lose Ann, but she crammed a lot of service into her life and gathered many loving friends to her side. She will be greatly missed, but certainly did make a positive difference in all our lives.

  2. Sylvia Scott, Fayetteville, AR on November 19, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Knew Ann through NASPA and mutual friends. Such a great lady.

  3. Dorothy Knoll on November 30, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Ann was my colleague and friend. She and I had many a drink at many a conference and we solved most of the problems in the area of student affairs. I will miss seeing Ann’s smile and knowing I could always receive a genuine hug from her. Dorothy Knoll, Dallas, TX

  4. Ann Beedles on January 25, 2018 at 10:23 am

    I see that a Celebration of Life will be January 29. I may not be able to attend. I first met Ann back in the Hilltop CDC days. I was Elizabeth’s Toddler teacher. And I was crazy about you, Elizabeth. You were so energetic, fun and a bit spunky. I always loved the spunky kids. Teachers often receive holiday gifts from children and their parents. With great insight and understanding into just what a toddler teacher needs, Ann prepared homemade hot buttered rum mix for each of us. Ann recognized that I would benefit from an adult escape. It wasn’t a gift for the classroom or anything related to children. Ann’s gift embraced the adult dimension of our lives outside the classroom. So many a cold winter evening that year, my husband and I heated up the water, got out the rum, and Ann’s delicious mix for our own relaxing Hot Buttered Rum. In the following years, whenever our paths crossed, I was delighted to see her. Losing a parent is tough, Elizabeth, and I wish you comfort and joyful memories

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