Mary Evelyn Plowman Tarbell

Obituary Notice

Evelyn Plowman Tarbell, 74, of Little Rock and resident at Parkway Village passed away peacefully at home on October 11, 2004.

She was born in Little Rock on July 25, 1930 and was preceded in death by her parents Charles Spencer and Marguerite Plowman; and her daughter, Mary Beth .

She is survived by her loving husband, Chuck and their sons John and Charles. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Plowman, and sister, Elizabeth Plowman.

Evelyn attended Little Rock High, class of 47, and graduated from Washington U (St. Louis) and was a member of Delta Delta Delta.

She was a long time volunteer at Arkansas Children Hospital, and dearly loved " Rocking Her Babies". She was also a long time volunteer at Presbyterian Village and on the Board of Directors.

She had many friends and acquaintances in Little Rock and elsewhere who unfailingly described her as one of the sweetest people they had ever met.

The family wishes to Thank the may people who so lovingly and compassionately cared for "Miss Evelyn" these past few months, especially Shannon, Mary, Lucy, and Baptist Hospice.

Lastly, our thanks to the dear friends at Parkway Village, both residents and staff.

Interment will be a private service for the family only on Saturday. A memorial service will be held at her request at 2:00 PM Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, #1 Covenant Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Covenant Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

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  • Jackie Wage
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dear Chuck, Charley and John, Mary joins me in extending sincere sympathy. We have many fond memories of our relationship with your fine family. Kindest personal regards,
    Jim Collins
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • I was saddened to learn of your loss when I spoke with my parents today. Evelyn was always such a cheerful and positive person. She and your family always represented the finest kind of people. I fondly remember our times together at First Presbyterian Church at the Family Nights, coffee hours, or in fellowship during and after services. It was a wonderful place to grow up, populated by Evelyn and those folks that shared her value for family and service in our Christian community.

    I would like to extend my condolences to Chuck, John, Charles, and the rest of the Tarbell family. I am sorry for your loss and know that God will comfort you in this difficult time. I am confident that Evelyn is in a better place.

    Charles M. Collins, MD
    Portsmouth, Rhode Island