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Janice Ann Evans

Janice Ann Evans, age 65, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022, at her home.

She was born November 29, 1956, in Mena, Arkansas, to Elgie “L. D.” Strother and Opal Crabtree Strother. Janice was united in marriage to David Evans, her husband of 47 years. Janice enjoyed traveling and camping when she was able. Her greatest love was her family and grandchildren. She adored time spent with them and was a loving homemaker.

Janice is preceded in death by her parents, Elgie “L.D.” and Opal Strother; mother and father-in-law, Bill and Dorothy Shelton; her infant brother and infant sister. She is survived by her husband, David Evans; son, Elgie “Razz” Evans and wife Shonda; daughters, Cindy Scoble and husband John, LeAnn Vekre and husband Nicholas; grandchildren, Kacey, Mikala, Cooper, Dallas, Nathaniel, Matthew, Jonathan, Matt, Andrew, Zeb, Rylen, and Walker; great-grandchildren, Reed, A.J. and Lacy; brothers, Eddie Strother and wife Colleen, J.B. Strother and wife Gayle, Freddie Strother and wife Beverly, Ronnie Strother and wife Liz, Jerry Strother and wife Kathy; sisters, Lou Henry and husband Billy, Carolyn Marquardt and husband Michael; a host of nieces, nephews and other family members too great to mention.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas with Stacy Strother officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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