Evelyn Ann Sickel Whittaker, aged 84, formerly of Hazen, died peacefully on May 10, 2015. She was born February 27, 1931 in Tollville, Arkansas the daughter of Blanche and Adolph Sickel.
She lived in Prairie County most of her life and was a life-long member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Tollville. Evelyn Ann graduated from De Valls Bluff High School and then attended Texas State College for Women (now TWU) in Denton.
In 1971 she brought the Country Closet in Hazen and managed it for 28 years before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don Whittaker, and a brother Horace “Pete” Sickel. She leaves her two daughters, Cindy Allen and husband, Dave of Batesville, Arkansas; Candy Linn and husband, Donald of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas; two granddaughters, Erin Finzer and husband, Bert of Little Rock and Kathryn Lagus and husband, Todd, of the Woodlands, Texas; one grandson, Brad Allen and wife, Brandy of Fayetteville and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two very special nephews and their families, Lindy and Alan Sickel of Tollville.
A service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Tollville on May 13, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. The family will receive friends at the church Parish Hall prior to the memorial service from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M.
Graveside service immediately following the service at the Hazen Cemetery in Hazen, Arkansas. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Tollville, 1432 Hwy. 86 East, De Valls Bluff, Arkansas 72041 or to the Hazen Cemetery P.O. Box 92, Hazen, Ar. 72064
Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.