Friday, February 27, 2015

Evangeline Lucy Williams



Evangeline Lucy Krause Williams, 84,  of  Poteau, OK passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Poteau.  She was born July 21, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA to Fred & Mabel (Foale) Krause.  She was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She has led an active life as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK,  forty years after High School graduation with a BA in English Education.  During her busy life she worked as “Rosie the Riveter”, clerk typist, an optometric assistant, a literacy tutor, school teacher, and with the Salvation Army Thrift Store.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hershel Williams; son, Thomas Weldon Williams; brothers, Floyd  Lorraine Krause, Stanley E. Krause and her parents.

Evangeline is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Myhre of  Tahlequah, OK; Lenora Williams of Poteau, OK; granddaughters, Jennifer Myhre of Tulsa, OK; Renee  & Will White of Broken Arrow, OK; great grandson, Evan William White of Broken Arrow, OK;  sister in law, Barbara Krause of Beaumont, CA; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, Poteau, OK.   In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at the First Presbyterian Church, Poteau and the Salvation Army, Poteau.


16 comments:

Teri Gernstein said...

Your family is in my heart and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet Mom.

Susan Jackson said...

Lenora, the memories, loneliness and sadness are aching deep within the heart...In whatever way you are grieving, take the time you need to walk this painful part of your journey. It's a process...I pray that God gives you comfort, hope and peace for the future. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
Susan Jackson

HOLLYWOOD said...

VAN

YOU ARE TRULY AN AMAZING LADY.

I WILL MISS YOU AND ALWAY'S KEEP YOU IN MY HEART.

RIP

LYNNE

SuZan Sharpe Smith said...

My mother & both grandmothers were Eastern Star members. My heart goes out to all of you. It is difficult to lose such a grand soul. Prayers for you all. Her photo here is beautiful.

Darlene Lim said...

Van was one of the most admirable ladies I have ever known. She did it: got an education later in life, and gave her time to the Salvation Army. She had a most pleasant smile and loving personality. Truly she was loved and will be missed. I will be unable to attend the service because I am now living in Rogers, Ar. May all of you, her family, rejoice that she lived such an exemplary life and be inspired to follow her example. Darlene Lim

Pat said...

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." ...Helen Keller

Van was truly a wonderful and remarkable woman. Lenora my heart and prayers go out to you and sister at this time.

Pat Quinn

MagPie said...

May I extend my deepest sympathy to Lenora, Cindy and the whole family. You were very much loved and will be sorely missed. I am glad that I got to meet you. I will remember your kindness.

regards,

Maggie Finn

Leah Spencer said...

We are sending you comfort and hope in your time of loss. We offer our love to all the family.
Leah Spencer & Ina Ruth Vaughn

Anonymous said...

Thank you. From Lenora and family.

Anonymous said...

Thank you from Lenora and family.

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Thank you from Lenora and family.

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Thank you from Lenora and family

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Thank you from Lenora and family

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THANK YOU FROM LENORA AND FAMILY.

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Thank you from Lenora and family

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Thank you from Lenora and family