Iola Edna "Sunny" Evans
Submitted by Edgar on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:48am
Iola Edna "Sunny" Evans was born prematurely due to a wagon accident on January 12, 1915, in Sevier County, Arkansas, to Mary Etter (Honnoll) and Asa Marion Hubbard. She passed away August 19, 2014, in Clinton, Oklahoma, at the age of 99 years, 7 months and 7 days. Sunny began life in a shoe box next to the stove as a baby Her childhood was spent in Sevier County, Arkansas, where she grew up and graduated from Lockesburg High School in 1932. After graduation, she furthered her education in Dallas from a business college where she resided in Ms. Hattie's Boarding House. This is where she met and was married to Joe Allen Evans in Dallas, Texas on November 26, 1941. Sunny and Joe moved to the family farm and ran the country store in the community of Forty-One during World War II. They moved to Dill City in 1948, where Sunny and Joe raised their children.
During the 1950's and early 60's, Sunny worked alongside her husband. She bought and sold cotton at the Farmers COOP gin in Dill City and kept books at C&E Cotton Warehouse in MountainView, Oklahoma. After they sold the cotton arehouse in 1964, Sunny and Joe returned to full time farming and ranching. Sunny was a hard worker and enjoyed gardening, traveling, shopping and attending horse races. She was also a member of the Dill City First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons-in-law, Ray Sharp and Jackie Chambless; three brothers, Clyde, Asa, and Elijah Hubbard; two sisters, Gail Rice and Zona Blackwood. She is survived by her son, Perry Wayne Evans and wife, Mary, Canute, Oklahoma; two daughters, Loretta Jo Sharp, Cherokee, Oklahoma, Marian Allene Chambless, Calumet, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren, Andy Evans and wife, Beth, Prague, Oklahoma, Kevin Evans and wife, Heather, Maplewood, New Jersey, Kelli Turney and husband, Doug, Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, Michael Chambless and wife, Jaymi, Craig Chambless and wife,
Rachael, Kristi Miller and husband, Jeff, all of Calumet, Oklahoma, Melinda Skinner, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Barbara Watson and husband, Daniel, Great Bend, Kansas, Jeannette DeVore and husband, Murray, Viola, Kansas, renda Scripsick and husband, Vincent, Wichita, Kansas; 18 great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, two sisters, Wyble Kibbee, Stockdale, Texas and Helen Jones, Mineral Springs, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held Friday, August 22, 2014, at Whinery- Savage Chapel. Burial was at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service. Condolences can be ade
online at www.whineryfs.com
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