Jeanie (VanGundy) Evans, 67, of Poteau, OK passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Poteau. She was born July 27, 1947 in West Palm Beach, FL, daughter of J.E. & Velma Augusta (Myers) VanGundy. Jeanie grew up in Tulsa, OK attended school K-12 and was a member of the East Side Christian Church. Jeanie graduated from Will Rogers High School, Tulsa, in 1965. She attended Northeastern State University and graduated in 1970 with a degree in education. She taught one year at Hackett, AR, 1st grade and then 33 years at Cameron Schools where she taught kindergarten for 16 years and middle school for 17 years. She also taught Adult Education for a number of years at Cameron. She was inducted into the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and got the Masonic Teacher of the Year Award at Cameron. Jeanie was a delegate for 2 years to the National Education Association Convention in Kansas City and San Francisco. She served as VP and President of the LeFlore County Education Association. She also served one year as secretary of Cameron PTA. Jeanie loved her family, animals, baking, cooking, and quilting. Educating children was a big part of her life and always wanted to be an influence for her students to do their best. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen and son, Shannon Rae “Bo”.
Jeanie is survived by 2 sons, Sean Allen, wife Mandy & daughters, Shelby & Sydney of Meridian, ID; Timothy Shane, wife Christine & children, Ashley, Tyler and Kelly of Orlando, FL; her older sister, Nancy Walls of Inola; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 3 pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Cook & John Boevers officiating.
Memorials may be donated to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, OKC, OK 73123 or to the local Humane Society.