Evalena Louise Sturdivant, 93, of Corpus Christi died on May 24, 2009.

She was born July 25, 1915 to Joseph and Ola Dunnam.

She was the founder of the ECW for St. John Episcopal Church in Odessa, and the founder of the American Business Women's Association in Odessa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Stefen Brown; and her husband, James Allen Sturdivant Sr.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Louise Clark of Corpus Christi; son, Jim (Sandy) Sturdivant of Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Alvis Pounds, and Joann Marshall; grandchild, Judith Brown; and great-grandchildren, Brittany Brown, Joseph Brown and James (Erica) Brown.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 26, at 5 p.m. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sidney Blalack officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Hylton Cemetery in Nolan County.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home Inc.