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.