Mary Lou (Thompson) Evans, 79, of Parkersburg, lost the battle with Parkinson's on July 25, 2014.
Mary Lou was born on Nov. 3, 1934, and attended Parkersburg High School graduating with the class of 1952. She was a charter member of New Hope Baptist Church in Parkersburg.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, Lester D. and Vivian D. Thompson; her brother, R. Darel Thompson; and niece, Debbie Thompson.
She is survived by her husband, C. Don Evans Jr.; three children, Cheryl (Mike) Evans Perry, David Lee Evans and Jeffrey (Rita) Evans; four grandchildren, Laura May Evans, Sarah (Domenic) Perry Ferrari, Conner Evans and Mackenzie Graham; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Phillip Ferrari; three brothers, H. Dean (Barbara) Thompson, J. Dwayne (Patty Jo) Thompson and G. Dwight (Kelly) Thompson; and sister-in-law, Mabel Thompson.
The family would like to extend gratitude to Hospice and the Staff/Administration of Parkersburg Care Center in Parkersburg for the excellent care and kindness during her stay at the facility.
Kimes Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Parkersburg is assisting the family.
Honoring her wishes, in lieu of a funeral and in loving memory of Mary Lou, her family will be having a Celebration of her Life from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Parkersburg Nemesis Shrine Center at 224 Watson Road in Parkersburg. All friends, family and relatives are invited to share this special time with the Evans family.