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Evelyn Strauss


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Evelyn Strauss Obituary
Evelyn Strauss, 84

Evelyn "Eve" Strauss, age 84 of Mountain Home, passed away Thursday May 26, 2016 in Mountain Home. She was born February 12, 1932 in St. Louis, MO to Albert Manning and Maude Stangler Manning. She was a graduate of Washington University, School of Fine Arts in St. Louis. Eve was a talented artist. She owned The Studio in Mountain Home, where she painted and taught adults and children. Prior to coming to Mountain Home she worked commercially in St. Louis, New York City and Wiesbaden, Germany. A few of her accomplishments include: In 1982-1991 her paintings were selected for the Arkansas Wildlife Federation Show; 1983 "Big Cypress Woodies" for Arkansas Ducks Unlimited First State Print; appeared in Arkansas Game and Fish Calendar 1985-1987; 1991 "Bluebirds", a watercolor painting was selected by the Arkansas Federation Show for their print of the year; 1992 1 of top 10 in AETN Greeting Card Contest. Her paintings are in the collections of: Arkansas Wildlife Federation; Boatmen's Bank, Memphis, Tennessee; President Bill Clinton; Century Telephone Enterprise, Marion, Louisiana and private collections throughout the United States. Her work consistently won first and second place awards and many times were honored with "Best of Show" and "Most Popular" awards. She enjoyed painting still life, nostalgia and wildlife. She once remarked "I want my paintings to talk to people" .She enjoyed traveling and meeting new people, was passionate about nature and had many friends. Survivors include her brother Robert Manning and his wife Margaret of Jacksonville, MO; a niece Linda Sebought of Jacksonville, MO and 2 special friends Gayla Gray and Mary Cooper, both of Mountain Home. A gathering of remembrance will be held from 5 until 6 PM Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Roller Funeral Home. Private interment will be in Baxter Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive Mountain Home, AR 72653. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/mtnhome.
Published in Baxter Bulletin on May 28, 2016
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