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Dessie Mae Evans

Dessie Mae Evans of Piqua, Ohio, died Sunday May 5th, 2024, at Hospice of Miami County. She was born Sept 10, 1939, in South Fork, Arkansas, to the late Harvey Tillman and Flora Emmaline Cogburn of Mena, Arkansas.

Dessie worked at Orr Felt in Piqua, Ohio, and retired after 36 years of hard work and dedication. She loved cooking, and traveling, but most of all she loved her family. Dessie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Leroy Evans, one brother, Billy Ray Cogburn, two sisters, Betty Ansley and Nora Lou Bismark.

Dessie is survived by two daughters, Sandy (Dan) Vondenberger of Opelika, Alabama, Sherri (Tom) Smith of Greenville, Ohio, and one son Scott (Misty Fulton) Evans of Piqua, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jason (Courtney) Vondenberger, Michelle (Jeremy) Howell, Amanda Vondenberger, Matthew (Jessica) Jess, Brady Evans, Brooke Evans, and Korren Evans; nine great-grandchildren, Braiden Vondenberger, Dawson and Cooper Howell, Evan, Madison and Sean Vondenberger, and Salvador, Ruby, and Dorothy Jess; her sister in law, Mary Lou Wenner of Mena, Arkansas; also several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A service to honor her life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Sister Victoria Vondenberger R.S.M. officiating. Burial will follow the service at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.

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