BOWIE, Texas — Evelyn Marie (Whitener) Tanner was born on June 16, 1943, in Ardmore, to Henry and Iva (Cross) Whitener. She departed this life on May 1, 2017, in Bowie, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Thelma; and infant brother, James (Sonny) Whitener.

She is survived by one daughter, Teresa Reddick and husband, Mike; two sons, Eugene Dyer and Bobby Dyer; 10 grandchildren; sister, Pauline Bailey and husband, Bob; brother, Harold Whitener; sister, Polly Smith; brother, Jerry and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Dolores Whitener; good friend, Richard Dickerson; and several nieces, nephews and other family.

She will be missed by all.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.