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Obituary: Evelyn Esther Gehres

Evelyn Esther Gehres, age 100, of Palestine, Texas, formerly of Arizona, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, in Palestine. She was born Nov. 19, 1909, in Parker to William C. and Elizabeth Mitchell Potter.

She was a beautician for many years and a member of the Rebecca Lodge in Kingman. She was also a member of the Unity Church in Palestine.

Mrs. Gehres was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph F. Gehres; baby daughter, Ethelyn Jean Mills; two sisters, Minnie DeChant and Rose Lytle; and four brothers, William, Frank, Vernon L. and Walter K. Potter. She is survived by her daughter, Vera L. Furnish of Palestine; granddaughter, Melba Skeen; grandson, Harold Furnish; two great-grandsons; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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