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Virginia Irene Evans
January 22, 1926 - August 8, 2020

Mrs. Virginia I."Jenny" Evans of Trumann departed this life on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Quail Run Nursing Home in Trumann at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 17 days.  She was born Friday, January 22, 1926 in and a lifetime resident of Trumann.  She was the cafeteria manager for the Trumann School District.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Elbert “Charlie” Evans; one brother, Harold “ Tobe” Slinkard; three sisters, LaWanda “Bootsie” Pankey, Harriet Ann Slinkard, and Willa Dean Slinkard; two great-grandchildren, Faith and Lucas Bruner, and her parents, Hiram S and Esther Irene Metcalf Slinkard.       She is survived by two sons, Danny (Patricia) Evans of Trumann, AR, Teddy (Debbie) Evans of Batesville, AR; two brothers, Bob Slinkard of Trumann, and Howard Slinkard of Rogers, AR; three sisters, Jerrie Sue Qualls of Rockford, IL, Judy Dunman of Lake City, AR and Nancy England of Trumann, AR; seven grandchildren, DeAnna Ballard, Amanda Walters, Andrea Bruner, Sara Bobbitt, Wesley Evans, Dustin St. John and Misty Sturges; 11 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.       Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.        A Celebration of Life will be Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Joe Spangler officiating.  Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR.  In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required along with face masks.         Pallbearers will be Dustin St. John, Wesley Evans, Lee Ballard, Chris Walters, Adrian Walters, Tejaye Moye, Gary Bruner, and Avery Bobbitt.  Honorary pallbearers are the Nursing Staff of Quail Run Nursing Home.       Lasting memorials can be made to the Children’s Home, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, AR  72450 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105.         Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net      

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August 11, 2020
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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August 12, 2020
10:00 AM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Pam, Ash Flat AR says

    Danny, Pat, DeAnna and Amanda- I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Evans. Sending hugs and prayers for you all Pam Long Ellis

  2. Larry Cook, Walnut Ridge, AR. says

    We are very sadden for the loss of your loved one! She was always like family to all of us. Even though we haven't seen MS, Jenny in years we remember her kindness and her love for those around her. Family we just want you to know the burden of losing your loved one is shared by the Cook family and it grieves our hearts. yawl are all in our prayers, May you find comfort in our God as He puts His arms around you! Old Neighbors, Betty "Cook" Walker & Larry & Janice Cook

  3. Coty & Dora Qualls & Family, says

    So sorry for the loss of Jenny. My condolences to the Evans and Slinkard families in this time of mourning. Aunt Jenny will be missed by many. Prayers going out to both families. Jenny was a Saint here on earth and will be so much more in Heaven! RIP Aunt Jenny!

  4. Mary Lee Brock Cunningham, Jonesboro says

    When I first heard this news my old mind didn't connect all the dots. Then I read the obituary and realized this is Ms. Virginia from church and from school - Teddy's mom and Bob's mom as well as Judy, Howard and Nancy's sister and sister to older Slinkards whom I didn't know. Oh my, she was a jewel of a lady - so kind and sweet to everyone. How sad her passing is for the family, but how wonderful that she is going to her heavenly reward! May God bless all who loved her and will miss her.

  5. Kenneth E. Allen, keallensr@yahoo.com says

    Our prayers for the family of Mrs. Evans.

  6. Diana Milligan, TRUMANN , ARK says


  7. Kenny White , Memphis, TN says

    So very sorry for your family's loss! Keeping you in our prayers!

  8. John Earl, Meridian, Idaho says

    Danny, Pat, Bob and all. I am very sorry for the loss of your Mom and sister. I went to school with you guys and you are all just Great people just like Mrs Evans.

  9. Charles and Margaret Broadway, Batesville, AR 72501 says

    So sorry for your loss.

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