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April 17, 2014

Evelyn Stephens

McALESTER — Evelyn Stephens, 74, of Pittsburg, formerly of Quinton, died Tuesday, April, 15, 2014, after battling Parkinson’s disease for several years.

Graveside services will be at Palestine Cemetery in Russellville with the Rev. Luther Brown officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of King and Shearwood  Funeral  Home of Stigler.

A longtime resident of Quinton, she was born to the late Paul Stephens and Isabell Trussell Stephens on Nov. 20, 1939, in the Russellville area near Quinton.

She worked at the United States Army Ammunition Plant for more than 23 years as an explosive operator work inspector and production operations director.

Survivors include her children, Ricky Stephens, of Quinton, Teresa Brown, of Pittsburg, Gayla Adcock, of Pittsburg, and Carla Vance and family; six grandchildren, Greg Stephens, Amanda Stephens, Jason Brown, Vanessa Brown, Larissa Adcock and Caitlyn Isabella Adcock; five great-grandchildren, Keaton Stephens, Jordan Stephens, Zach Stephens, Brooklyn Raylea Davis and Leeana  RaeLynn Adcock; a sister,  Virginia Nation, of Antlers; an aunt, Anna Mae Wrenn, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Oklahoma and Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Nunley, of McAlester.

Pallbearers will be Bill McKee, Gary McKee, Tommy McKee, Jason Brown, Leon Stephens and Timmy Stephens.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Stephens, Ellis Stephens and Darrell Stephens.

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