Evelyn Gayle (Crowder) Marris, age 61, of Ardmore, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Reverend Jay Mule officiating. Interment to follow at McAlister Cemetery, Overbrook, Oklahoma.
Evelyn was born on November 15, 1951, in Claremore, Oklahoma, to Richard Crowder and Maquerita Lewis. She married Garen "Rooster" Wayne Marris on April 16, 1982, in Tishomingo, Okla. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Emmett Ray Battiest Jr.; grandson, Raymond Nedd; granddaughter, Alison Nedd; and a brother, Doug Crowder.
Evelyn attended Carter Seminary and graduated from Ardmore High School in 1968. She worked at Green Burrito and for 12 years at Daylight Donuts as a cook. She later worked for Big 5 SORTS for five years, until her health forced her into an early retirement. She was a member of WMU with Chi-Ka-Sha Baptist Association. She loved her family and being with her grandchildren.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Mira Battiest and Jackie Matthews, both of Carthage, Miss., Christina Marris, Lucinda Marris, Conrad Nedd, Jr., and Michelle Marris-Knight and husband, Patrick, all of Ardmore; one brother, Conrad Nedd Sr., of Tulsa; sister-in-law, Norma Marris, of Ardmore; 18 grandchildren,; five nieces; five nephews; 11 great-nieces; 10 great-nephews and a host of family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick Knight, Mark Joe, Omar Mendoza, Victor Amador, Jose Ibarra and Joe Harjo. Honorary bearers will be Harry Marris, Phil Marris, Arlie Marris, and Tony Marris.
The family will hold a wake service at 1009 G St. SW, Ardmore, Monday evening, Sept. 2, 2013, beginning at 6 p.m.
Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.