Mattie Evans

Mattie Ann Evans

Saturday, February 17th, 1940 - Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Mattie Ann Evans of Potosi, Missouri, was born on February 17, 1940 in Annapolis, Missouri. Mattie departed this life on Monday, September 14, 2020, having reached the age of eighty years, six months and twenty-eight days.

Those who remain to cherish her memory include her four children: Linda Lawson and husband Donald, Judy Wells and husband Wayne, LeAnne Politte and husband Kevin, and James Lake Jr.; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brother, William “Bill” Atkinson and wife Patricia, sister-in-law, Virgie Atkinson; two sisters: Wanda West and Carolyn Hamilton; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Mattie is preceded in death by her father, Eldred J. Atkinson; mother, Freta M. (Casteel) Atkinson; daughter, Deborah A. Lake; first husband and father of her children, James Lake Sr.; second husband, LaVern Evans; brothers: Franklin D. Atkinson and Bobby L. Atkinson; extended family: Lucian Goodman and Martha Ellen (Casteel) Goodman, Martha E. “Jane” Gibson, Charles Goodman, Marjorie Watts, Reba Oxner, and Harvel “Pard” Goodman.

Mattie was a loving wife, mom and grandma. She loved her family very much and enjoyed the time she spent with them. From family dinners to holiday gatherings, Mattie always loved being with her family. Everyone that knew her, knows that she was a major fan of the legendary Elvis Presley. She absolutely loved Elvis. Mattie will be deeply missed by many.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 4:30 to 8 pm at DeClue Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1 pm at DeClue Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Brewer officiating.

Interment will follow in Annapolis Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 1:00pm
    DeClue Memorial Chapel
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Annapolis Cemetery


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Sandra Stoops

Posted at 10:43am
I was so sad to hear about your loss. Mattie was a wonderful person. She was funny and smart and had such a big heart.

Heather Mosier

Posted at 12:45pm
Linda, my mom and I are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all!

Vicky and Heather

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