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Evelyn L. Jones

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SIKESTON -- Evelyn L. Jones, 85, died Dec. 4, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston.

Born April 18, 1926, in Marianna, Ark., to the late Andrew Leslie and Violet Juanita Gentry Eagan, she worked at a small arms factory in St. Louis during World War II and later moved to New Madrid where she worked for Dr. Chandler and Dr. Cambron.

In 1941, she married Richard Bodi Sr. who preceded her in death in November 1960. In June 1962, she married J.T. Jones who preceded her in death in 1995.

She was also preceded in death by one adopted daughter, Mary Lee Gates, and two sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Darlene Bodi Jr. of New Madrid; one daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Frank Gotschall of New Madrid; one sister and brother-in-law, Ouida and Pete Peterson of Olympia, Wash.; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Eagan of Alexandria, La., and Louise Eagan of Hemet, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid where services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in New Madrid.