Billie C. Bloomer - Evans
A memorial service for Billie C. Bloomer-Evans, 86, Clinton resident, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Redinger Funeral Home Chapel, in Seiling, with pastors Doyle Kinney and Mark Price officiating. Private burial will be in Brumfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Bloomer-Evans died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was born June 10, 1927 in Chickasha the, daughter of Mervin and Letha (Raibourn) Lawver.
The Lawver family moved to Seiling where she attended school, graduating from Seiling High School with the class of 1945.
Mrs. Bloomer-Evans furthered her education at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater for two years, where she was active in Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
She married William Champ in 1947, and they made their home in Wichita, Kan. Later, she returned to Seiling where she married Parker Eugene “Gene” Bloomer on Sept. 29, 1957 in Seiling.
They made their home in Seiling, where they owned and operated Bloomer Oil Company. During the oil boom in 1971, they moved to Clinton and operated Bloomer Resources, Inc. and continued the operations of Bloomer Oil in Seiling.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1989. In 1991, Billie married Allen “Hoot” Evans in Clinton, and they made their home in Taloga where they raised quarter horses. Evans receded her in death in 1994 and she returned to Clinton where she continued to make her home.
She volunteered many hours at the Wear It Again Store, supporting Clinton’s Mission House homeless shelter which she served on their board more than 20 years.
She had been active in the ESA Sorority, PEO Club and Federated Club.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton.
Survivors include her daughters, Dianne Harris and her husband, James, of Norman, Donna Bensch of Chester, Linda Bloomer of Tulsa; a son Larry Bloomer and his wife, Patricia, of Afton; a step-daughter, Andrea Evans-Burleson and her husband, Terry, of Edmond; a step-son, Allen Evans II and his wife, Carolyn, of Boyd, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Bette King of Tyler, Texas; as well as nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; a son-in-law, Bruce Bensch; and a grandson, Shannon Seidel.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton Mission House with Redinger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 236, Seiling, OK 73663, serving as custodian of the funds.