Evelyn Perry

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Departed on December 18, 2018 and resided in Elsberry, MO

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A memorial service for Nora Evelyn Odom Perry of Elsberry will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Edgewood Baptist Church at 21224 Hwy. WW, Bowling Green, MO 63334. Pastor Allen Lockard of God's House of Ministry will officiate.

Evelyn, 84, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 18. 2018. at the Elsberry Health Care Center near Elsberry. Evelyn was born Dec. 8, 1934 in Thomaston, GA, and grew up in Decatur, AL, the daughter of Clifford Henry and Reba Grace Lunsford Odom. She was a graduate of Decatur City Schools and attended the University of Alabama and Auburn University, graduating later from Calhoun Community College in Athens, AL, with her degree in nursing.

Evelyn was united in marriage on August 27, 1955, to Bobby Dean Perry of Cullman, AL, to whom she was married for 53 years. This union was blessed with 3 daughters, Jennifer, Kimberly, and Laural, and one son, Clint. Evelyn was a wonderful stay-at-home mom until earning her RN. She worked in several hospitals and nursing homes across the country. At the time of her retirement, she was the Director of Nursing for Elsberry Health Care Center, her home at the time of her death.

Evelyn enjoyed traveling with her husband, sewing and quilting, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She was the grandmother of 10 and enjoyed spending time with and spoiling them.. When poor health forced her to leave her home, she enjoyed her caregivers in the same way.

Evelyn was preceeded in death by her parents, Clifford and Reba Odom, 2 brothers, Jimmy and Ray Odom, her beloved husband, Bobby, and her cherished youngest daughter, Laural Grace Perry Crabtree.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Jennifer Perry Pritchett and husband Leon of Elsberry and Kimberly Marie Perry of Golden, CO; son Clinton Cody Perry of St. Louis; a sister, Carol Vickery of Decatur Al; a brother and sister in law Don and Freda Perry of Decatur Al;a sister in law Reba Perry of Somerville AL; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; and her Edgewood Baptist Church family.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am at the church on Dec. 29, followed by the memorial service. Memorials may be made to the OCC ministry of Edgewood Baptist Church or Joseph R. Palmer Memorial Library of Elsberry, MO.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Debbie odom December 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    She was a beautiful person

  2. Carol December 20, 2018 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    My wonderful Sister has left me to go with the Lord in heaven. There she will join our
    parents and two brothers. I know she has suffered way to long and could never wish her back, but am so happy that she will be back together with her one true LOVE, her husband Bobby Dean Perry and their sweet daughter Laurel Grace. We will all miss them until our time comes and we too will be blessed to be together with all of them again.
    We will all miss you until the God Lord sends for us to join the Family on the other side.

  3. Carol Odom Vickery December 20, 2018 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    My wonderful Sister has left me to go with the Lord in heaven. There she will join our
    parents and two brothers. I know she has suffered way to long and could never wish her back, but am so happy that she will be back together with her one true LOVE, her husband Bobby Dean Perry and their sweet daughter Laurel Grace. We will all miss them until our time comes and we too will be blessed to be together with all of them again.
    We will all miss you until the God Lord sends for us to join the Family on the other side.

  4. Janice Robinson December 20, 2018 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Miss Evelyn was a beautiful lady and full of grace! She is a beautiful flower in God ‘s bouquet! Love and best wishes to her precious family!

  5. Patricia Pratt December 20, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Jennifer, I didn’t get to know your mother very well, only thru the library events and Red Hats. Wish I could have known her longer, she seemed like such a sweet and caring person. I’m sorry for your loss. Our prayer for you and yours for peace and understanding that your beloved is in Jesus’ loving arms.🙏🏼 🌹🙏🏼

  6. Sheila perry December 21, 2018 at 10:55 am - Reply

    So sorry for the family

  7. Bonnie Brock December 21, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Celina Jimenez December 21, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I will miss you Evelyn.We all are getting through day by day missing you here at work. You where a joy to take care of! You had a kind
    Heart, and a great personality. We love you. And miss you so much. Rest easy my love ❤️

  9. David rock December 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Evelyn was a great lady. Treated me as her own son. She will be missed. Fond memories of the Elsberry homestead.

  10. Joyvjones December 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    We’ll miss you aunt Evelyn. Rest in Peace

  11. Cindy White December 22, 2018 at 7:09 am - Reply

    So sorry, thoughts and prayers for your loss. Love you all!

  12. Rebecca Morris Sadler December 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Lots of love and hugs to all the Perry family! I treasure all the memories of visits to your parents’ homes in Oklahoma and Missouri plus weddings, Friday night auction nights, and so many other visits and meals shared since we all met in Texas back in 1984. Prayers for you all as you grieve Evelyn’s earthly passing.

  13. Joe, Pat and Stephen Cohea December 27, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Perry’s family and friends. What a wonderful life she lived!

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