Mary Kathryn Gammel-Evans, 82, of Crossett, passed away on April 5, 2021, at Pam’s Assisted Living in Hamburg.
She was born in Warren on April 15, 1938, to her parents, John and Levie Gardner Holt.
Mary was a member of Beech Street Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for many years, and helped with the Girls Auxiliary. She worked at the Hamburg Shirt Factory, Wests Department Store, and later began assembling and checking policies at Economy Fire and Casualty Insurance from their opening until their closure in the early nineties.
She enjoyed quilting, working in her flower gardens, and especially loved cooking for her family, always sure to make everyone’s favorite dish. Her family meant everything to her, which made her incredibly proud when she helped lead one of her grandchildren to a relationship with Christ.
Mary was a selfless Christian lady, utterly devoted to the Lord, her family, and her church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Don Gammel, her second husband, Hervey Evans, and two brothers, James and Fred Holt.
She is survived by her three children, Sheila Lott, Wade Gammel, and Melissa Johnson, and husband, David, all of Crossett; two sisters, Nadine Sellers of Warren and Betty Sue Willis of Russellville; five grandchildren, Luke Saucier, Kevin, Alex, and Miranda Johnson, and Matthew Gammel; and eight great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home Chapel, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett, with Pastor Donnie Dubose, officiating. Interment will follow at Rolfe Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Alex Johnson, Matthew Gammel, Caleb Kelley, Drew Dickson, and Madison Phillips. David Johnson will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. before the service.