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Joyce L. Evans, 83, passed away at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington on August 7, 2017, at 5:53 a.m. She was born in Sidney, Illinois, on December 19, 1933, to Lola (Renolds) and Virgal McCracken. She attended Washington High School and had worked for the White Steamer Restaurant for over 35 years. She was a member of Veale Creek Baptist Church and the Washington Saddle Club. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 414 Ladies Auxiliary, joining in 1997 and was Madam President from 2002-2003.
She is survived by three sons, Michael McCracken, Tomas J. (Shannon) Evans and John E. Evans, all of Washington; two daughters, Bev Miles of Washington and Diana Evans of West Palm Beach, Florida; brother JR (Sandy) McCracken of Washington; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Helen Evans of Washington.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Herman Joseph Evans on April 28, 1995, whom she married May 12, 1956; stepson Bobby G. Evans; brother Curtis McCracken; sisters Bernice Oldfield, Doris Dyer and Lois Dyer; and granddaughter Ashley Evans.
A funeral service will be held Friday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Rev. Jack and Kay Godfrey officiating. Burial will follow in New Veale Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a memorial service by the Eagles 414 Ladies Auxiliary at 6 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com
Published on August 8, 2017
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