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Doralene Evans

4/23/1932 - 4/11/2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Doralene Evans, 85, of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  She was formerly of East Peoria.

Doralene was born Saturday, April 23, 1932 in the Horse Island community near Mounds, in Greene County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of the late Louis Hershel and Etta Beatrice (England) Coffel.  She married Simmie Lee Evans in Paragould, Arkansas on Friday, November 10, 1950.  To this union were born six children. 

Survivors include daughters, Alicia (Gary) Park of East Peoria, Janice Hilton of Paragould, Arkansas and Teresa (Jim) Furman of Fayetteville, Arkansas; sons, Kevin Evans of Pekin, Barry (Michelle) Evans and Bryan (Gwen) Evans of Washington; six sisters, Doris Coleman, Deleta Evans, Bonnie Clayton, Gertie (Floyd) Bandy, and Beatrice (Teddy) Reddick all of Paragould, Arkansas and Vernetta (James) Dickinson of Jonesboro, Arkansas; two brothers, Edward (Diane) Coffel, and Ralph (Theresa) Coffel both of Paragould, Arkansas; thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Simmie Evans; three sisters, Verna Mae Bass, Virginia Clark and Dola Terry; brother, Leon Coffel; grandson, Aaron Scott Oost.

Doralene was retired from National Tea Company and was a charter member of Paragould Missionary Baptist Church. 

Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur is assisting the family with arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305.

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