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Evelyn Helen Wofford

April 22, 1938September 11, 2021
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Evelyn Helen (Geels) Wofford, loving mother, sister and grandmother, passed away and joined her Savior on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the age of 83. She was born on April 22, 1938 in Paris, Arkansas, to Joe and Cecilia (Wewers) Geels. She attended St. Scholastica in Fort Smith and graduated in 1956. She then married and had three of her four children early on in her life. Fifteen years later she had her last blessing, her third daughter, in 1978. She worked at James River Dixie Cup for 38 years and retired in 2002. She spent the next few years of her retirement caring for her baby grandchildren. She was a devout Catholic and attended Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith for most of her life. She spent the majority of her free time watching the St. Louis Cardinals, her most favorite team, Razorback basketball, reading, and caring for her grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Karen (Eddie) Donovan, Pam Durbin, and Miranda (David) Hale, and one son, Michael Wofford. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren, who were all the light of her life. She is also survived by four siblings, Lona Mae Seiter, Tony Geels, JoAnn Brandow, Marie Needham, a host of nieces and nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Michael Wofford, Jerry Seiter, Tim Seiter, David Seiter, Jason Needham, and Levi Best. Family will visit with friends on Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m. with a Rosary service right after from 6-7 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home at 201 No. 12th St. in Fort Smith. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, September 16th at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, located at 22 No. 13th St. in Fort Smith. Burial to follow Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery 5403 No. O St. in Fort Smith. Memorial donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 22 No. 13th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901 or the Fort Smith Boys Home, 5904 Zero St., Fort Smith, AR 72903 or visit www.fsboyshome.org

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

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Evelyn Helen Wofford

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Sheryl Hampton

September 16, 2021

I remember when she and Dale would come over and play cards with my mom and dad Mary Ann and Joe. We lived across the street from them

William Wewers

September 15, 2021

I am sorry for the loss of Evelyn. I will remember her at Mass tomorrow evening. May she rest in peace.

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