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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Tuesday June 18th, 2019

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Evelyn Perry

Marion- Evelyn Walker Perry, age 79, of Marion, passed away at 5:23pm on Friday, June 14, 2019 at The Anchor in Marion.

Evelyn was born in Marion on July 27, 1939. Her father Dale Walker, mother Eva (Holderfield) Atwood, and step-father Kenneth Atwood have all preceded her in death. She married Dean Perry in St. Louis, Missouri in March of 1957. He also preceded her in death in 1992.

Evelyn was a member of the Scottsboro Baptist Church and had also attended the First Christian Church. She was a faithful woman who enjoyed being a homemaker, singer, shopper, and fisherman.

Survivors include-

Son- Larry and Paula Perry of Stonefort

Daughter- Tracy and Marty Deering of Stonefort

Three Grandsons- Dusty, Sonny, and Gage Perry

Granddaughter- Wendy Perry

Three Great Granddaughters- Lilly, Adelynn, Emilia

Three sisters- Delores Jones, Yvonne Walker, Beverly Atwood

Brother- Kenneth Earl Atwood

Several Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, father, husband, son- Billy Perry, brother- Dean Walker, and sister- Dorothy Hart.

Funeral services will be held at 12pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Bill Rucker officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-12pm on Tuesday at Blue Funeral Home.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home; 1704 N Court Street; Marion, IL 62959.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest book. please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com

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Evelyn was a wonderful friend to my wife and me. She even stood up for us at our wedding a few years back. She was a regular at Marion Seniors for years and a great friend to the regular visitors and the staff. She will be greatly missed!

Steve and Reba Romans Jun 19 2019 5:37 PM

I worked with Ms. Evelyn many years ago. She was a wonderful person and I'll forever have the memory of pepperoni and jalapeno pizza! Peace to her family.

Joseph J. Chervinko Jun 18 2019 11:26 AM

Thinking of you, Tracy. She was a special lady.

Tamara Collard Jun 18 2019 3:06 AM

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.... I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet mom. She was such a beautiful soul! Keeping you all in my prayers during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Melinda Deaton Jun 17 2019 11:59 PM

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

Kim Dixon Jun 17 2019 6:22 PM

What a sweet, precious woman she was. It was my privilege to get to know her several years ago and look back on those times very fondly.

Leta Carr Jun 16 2019 9:24 PM

A lot of fond memories of Evelyn, especially from when I was growing up. I spent a lot of time at their house playing with Bill and Larry. I always enjoyed her and Dean singing at church.

Charles Atwood Jun 16 2019 3:08 AM