Bob Evans Farms announced Friday the calling hours and memorial arrangements for Company Founder Bob Evans. Calling hours will be today, June 25, 2007, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Bob Evans Farms Hall at the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio. The funeral service will be held at the Paul R. Lyne Center at the University of Rio Grande, tomorrow, June 26, at 1 p.m., followed by a private burial. An additional memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Ohio State University’s Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., in Columbus, Ohio. Limited seating is available at all services.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the Bob Evans Memorial Fund for Scholarships, payable to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, P.O. Box 457 Nelsonville, Ohio, 45764. Sympathy cards for Jewell Evans and family can be mailed to the Bob Evans Farms Corporate Office, 3776 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio, 43207.

The company will share memories of Bob Evans on a legacy Web site at Memories, stories and well wishes can be sent to

Bob Evans died Thursday, June 21, 2007, from complications of pneumonia at 12:30 p.m., at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Bob Evans retired as president of Bob Evans Farms on Dec. 31, 1986.

“Bob Evans was loved and will be missed by all who knew him,” Bob Evans Farms Chairman of the Board and CEO Steve Davis says. “Our continued thoughts and prayers are with the Evans family during this difficult time.”

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. owns and operates 579 full-service, family restaurants in 18 states primarily located in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States.