Evelyn Donna Mae McMinn of Miami, Okla. passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Windridge Nursing Center in Miami, Okla.  She was 91.

Evelyn was born March 3, 1925 in Pevely, Mo. to Horace and Fairy (Williams) Mercer. She graduated from Quapaw High School in 1943.  She married Chester M. McMinn on January 20, 1945 and they lived 65 years in Quapaw on their farm, until his death May 1, 2010.  Since that time she resided in Miami. 

She had worked at Lerner Sewing Factory until beginning employment as a bank teller at American Bank in Baxter Springs, KS from 1968 – 1995.  She later worked part time at the Bank of Quapaw in Quapaw, Okla.

She also was preceded in death by two great grandchildren, her parents, and her sisters June Wren and Lorraine Dawes.

Survivors include her son Colin McMinn and his wife Sue of Goodman, Mo., two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Ottawa Indian Cemetery, East of Miami, Okla.  Rev. Steve Daugherty will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, OK.   Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla.  Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com .