Mary Evelyn (Crouch) Heavener, 80 years old, of Oaks, OK, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19th 2021 at home with family by her side.
Mary Evelyn was born January 28th 1941 in Poteau, OK, to Elvin Dewey Crouch and Nettie Irene (Wise) Crouch. She was the eighth born of nine children. She loved music and started playing the piano for church services at age 12. She continued as pianist at First Baptist Church in Kansas, OK for 51 years until her passing.
On June 6th 1958 she married Dell Eugene Heavener at her family home in Monroe OK. Mary Evelyn was a Caring, Loving person and the epitome of a Mother and Wife who did it all, simply with a smile, a song, and a prayer. Mary Evelyn also worked in banking, for 37 years attaining the position of Vice President in Siloam Springs, AR until her retirement on April 17, 2008.
Survivors include daughters Gwenda Heavener of Dallas, TX, Sheila (Tom) Holly of Clarkston, MI; sons, Dell Jr. (Rhonda) Heavener of Kansas, OK, Randy (Lori) Heavener of Eureka, KS; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, LaVerne Underwood of Tulsa, OK, Erma Reed of Howe, OK, Patricia Tully of Edmond, OK, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Mary Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Nettie, her two brothers, Delbert Crouch and Harold Crouch, three sisters, Joyce Daves, Janice Harms, Dona Mae McDaniel. After 61 years of a beautiful marriage, Mary Evelyn was also preceded in death by her husband, Dell Heavener.
Funeral services will be 10:00am Friday, April 23, 2021 at Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe, Oklahoma with Brother Terry Wofford officiating. Burial will follow in the Monroe Cemetery under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau, Oklahoma. Viewing will be Thursday 8am-8pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kansas, Oklahoma in memory of Mary Evelyn Heavener, PO Box 167, Kansas, Oklahoma, 74347.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Weston Thompson, Trace Heavener, Jeremy Heavener, John Holly, Brandon Heavener, & Austin Heavener.
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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK