Eveline Monks, 94, of Panama passed in peace Thursday evening, Jan. 5, 2017, in Hartshorne. Eveline was born July 29, 1922, in Williams to Marion and Mary Ward. On June 6, 1940, in Cameron, she married Leonard (Bill) Monks. She was a full-time housewife and mother of four children. Eveline had an unwavering faith in God and was very active in many church activities and organizations. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her friends and family. In her day, she baked many extra pies and hot rolls to donate for various pie suppers and fundraisers. In addition to cooking, she also enjoyed sewing quilts with the Pocola Quilting club and donning her Red Hats with her Red Hat friends. She will be fondly remembered for her involvement and contributions in her home community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard H. Monks; three sons "Tommy" Monks, "Butch" Monks, and Larry Monks; one brother, Vernon Ward; and two sisters, Lorraine Rogers and Myrtle Dewitt. Survivors include one daughter, Donna and husband Ron Hunt of Hartshorne; two grandsons, David and wife Tammie Hunt of Duncan; Brad and wife Jennifer Hunt of Hartshorne; great-grandchildren' Trey Hunt of Duncan, Jared and Tyler Smith of Oklahoma City, Kya Hunt of Hartshorne; one sister-in-law, Ruth Ward, Fort Smith, Ark; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers include David Hunt, Brad Hunt, Trey Hunt, Tyler Smith, Jared Smith, and Michael Hunt. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Dewitt, Jr. and Harold Arter. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with the Rev. Bryan Fouts officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
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