Evalyne M. (Platt) Du-Bois, 80, of Fredonia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Brooks Memorial Hospital; while surrounded by her loving family. Evalyne was born to the late Alonzo and Mable (Reese) Platt on March 12, 1933 in Laona, where she resided until marrying Richard E. DuBois on June 26, 1953. Evalyne was full of life and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren; swimming in the pool in the summer and listening to Elvis. She was never one to sit still and could be found with her friends especially her best friend, Irene Bentley.
Evalyne was a member of the Laona United Methodist Church. She previously worked at the Holiday Inn (Days Inn) in Fredonia and Chautauqua Opportunities in Dunkirk.
She is survived by her six children, Brian (Tracy); Rick (Kim); Dale (Delores); Dean (Julie); Gene (Danna) DuBois and Cindy (Steve) Plummer. She is also survived by grandchildren, Charlie (Barbara) DuBois; Jamie Hinton; Richie (Stephanie Conrad) Hinton; Nicholas (Ashley) DuBois; Lucas DuBois; Kellie (Rob) Richter; Corey DuBois; and Abbey DuBois. She is also survived by her nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard on August 6, 1991; her brothers Lester and Merle Platt; sisters Louella Deering and Elsie Frietas.
The family is gratefully declining flowers and would ask that any donations be made to the Benefit for Jamie Hinton, and mailed to Dean DuBois, 9392 Chautauqua Road, Fredonia. Jamie is Evalyne’s granddaughter who is currently battling stage 2 breast cancer. The benefit is going to be held on March 22, 2014. Friends may call February 18, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, where a funeral service will follow immediately at 1 p.m., with Rev. Mike Spell, officiating. Interment will be in the Laona Cemetery. Online condolences may be made larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, 679-9000.