MARION -- Evelyn Walker Perry, 79, of Marion, passed away at 5:23 p.m. 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 stepfather, Kenneth Atwood, all preceded her in death.
She married Dean Perry in St. Louis in March of 1957. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Evelyn was a member of the Scottsboro Baptist Church and also had attended the First Christian Church.
She was a faithful woman who enjoyed being a homemaker, singer, shopper, and fisherman.
Survivors include a 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 and Emilia; three sisters, Delores Jones, Yvonne Walker, and Beverly Atwood; one brother, Kenneth Earl Atwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather; father; husband; son, Billy Perry; brother, Dean Walker; and sister, Dorothy Hart.
Funeral services will begin at noon on Tuesday, June 18 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with the Rev. Bill Rucker officiating.
Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at Blue Funeral Home.
Memorial donations are suggested to the family and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home; 1704 N. Court St., Marion, IL 62959.
For more information, or to sign the memorial guest book, visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.