Evelyn Bernice Fain

August 23, 1936October 20, 2018

Funeral services for Evelyn Bernice Fain will be held on Wednesday, October24, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Souls Harbor Church with Pastor Nathan Langley officiating. Her visitation with her family present will be held on Tuesday at Souls Harbor Church in Chewey beginning at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Bill, at Baptist Mission Cemetery in Westville, OK. Online condolences for Evelyn’s family may be left at Pallbearers for Evelyn include Anson Fain, Joshua James, Jonathan Fain, Adam James, Jared Fain and Conner Kester. Honorary pallbearers include Kenneth Allen, Chad Murray, and Andrew Fain. Evelyn Bernice Fain was born on August 23rd, 1936 in Killeen,TX , the daughter of Floy and Tiny Mae (Tracy) Stowers. She grew up with one brother and two sisters, Gerald, Floy, and Pat. Her family relocated to the Tahlequah area when Evelyn was about 13 years old, and here she graduated from Bagley High School. She met and married her sweet heart, Bill Anson Fain on March 25th, 1955 at her aunts home in Tahlequah. Together they raised a family of two sons and one daughter, Jim, Jack and Mary. Evelyn was an accomplished cattle producer /rancher. She worked tirelessly on the family farm with plenty of cattle, chickens and livestock of a wide variety. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and neighbor. Her household was kept neat and tidy, the meals that came from her kitchen were simply wonderful, from her wide assortment of pies to her mouthwatering roast dinners. Every summer found her raising a large garden of beautiful produce, this was canned and turned into her families meals for the long winters ahead. She could sew almost anything and every one of her children and grandchildren were kept warm by a quilt lovingly crafted by Evelyn’s hands. She was independent, hard working, industrious and one of the most giving, gentle hearted women you would ever meet. She loved her children and adored each and every one of her grandchildren. She followed their interests in life and always took time to spend with them, listening to their stories. Sundays and holidays, she would work tirelessly to make the day special for all those that gathered around her table. You always found an open door and friendly smile waiting at the Fain house. The Lord was her shepherd, and she served Him faithfully all the days of her life. Souls Harbor Church was her second home. She cleaned the church, served Sunday dinners and Funeral Dinners, taught Sunday School, and did whatever was asked of her. She never seemed to tire, always working on the next project for the following day. Her husband Bill passed and Evelyn continued farming with her family supporting her efforts. Quitting wasn’t in her vocabulary. The Lord called this good and faithful servant home from her many labors following a short illness on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at her home in Proctor, OK, surrounded by those who knew and loved her. She was 82 years old. She leaves a legacy of love and hard work that will be carried on by her family. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, husband Bill, and brother-in-law, Steve Ely. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Mary Fain James of Tahlequah, OK, Jim Fain and wife Robbin of Chewey, OK, and Jack Fain and wife Billie also of Chewey, OK. She also leaves on brother, Gerald Stowers and wife Lela of Tahlequah, and two sisters, Floy Ely of Colleyville, TX and Pat Work of Clovis, CA. Her legacy lives on in her eight grandchildren, Jacqueline Fain Allen, and husband Kenneth Allen, Anson Fain and wife Jaime Fain, Joshua James, Natasha Fain Kester, Jonathan Fain and wife Alyssa fain, Adam James and wife Roxann James, Jared Fain and wife Arica Fain, and Sarah Fain Murray and husband Chad Murray. She will live on in her sixteen great grandchildren, Andrew Fain, Kelsey Kester, Conner Kester, Kayla Allen, Alexander James, Constance Fain, Anna Murray, Aubree Murray, Tiffany Allen, Logan James, Keena Fain, Ryder Murray, Alexis Murray, Jackson Fain, Marshall James, Alarah Murray, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of church family, neighbors, and loved ones.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. “ Philippians 4:13.


  • Anson Fain
  • Joshua James
  • Jonathan Fain
  • Adam James
  • Jared Fain
  • Conner Kester
  • Kenneth Allen, HPB
  • Chad Murray, HPB
  • Andrew Fain, HPB


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Evelyn Bernice Fain

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Patsy Montgomery

October 23, 2018

Aunt Evelyn will always be remembered for her kindness, humor & hardworking spirit. She exemplified the teachings of her savior, Jesus Christ. I feel blessed to have known her & although she will be missed by those who knew her, I’m comforted that she is now with her parents & beloved husband Bill in heaven. She lives on in all who knew & loved her. Peace & blessings be upon her children, grandchildren, & her Church community at Souls Harbor in Chewey, OK.

Shanon Hill

October 22, 2018

To all the members of the Fain family, on behalf of the staff of the Springdale Housing Authority, please accept our most sincere condolences in this time of loss. We are thinking of all of you and we hope you are able to stay strong as a family and help each other out. Please let us know if there is anything we can do, and again, we're very sorry for your family's loss.