Saturday, October 22, 2016

Obituary -- Evelyn Stevenson 1910-2016

Evelyn, daughter of Elvin and Myra (Griffith) McMath, was born near Drakesville, Iowa on March 30, 1910 and later moved with her family to Clearfield, Iowa. After graduating from Clearfield High School, she taught in the rural schools for several years. On December 21, 1934 she was united in marriage to Dwight Morey. Four children, Jim, Ed, John and Myrabel were born to this union. They farmed north of Clearfield before moving to town and operating Morey’s Variety Store. After Dwight passed away in 1953, Evelyn continued operating the store for some time before it closed. She then became employed with the Clearfield Community School as secretary to the superintendent and board secretary, positions she held for seventeen years.
On September 17, 1978 she married Joe Stevenson. She and Joe spent many of their retirement years traveling, visiting children and grandchildren, attending school activities in Lenox and enjoying their many friends in Clearfield. In 2004 they moved to Clearview Nursing Home. Joe passed away in 2006. Evelyn passed away October 14, 2016 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons Ed (Georgia) Morey, of Bentonville, Arkansas, John (Donna) Morey of Shenandoah; daughter Myrabel (Allen) Lillie of Mesa, Arizona; daughters-in-law Joye Morey of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Shirley Morey of Fort Collins, Colorado; stepdaughters Donna (Marion) Keenan of Bolivar, Missouri, Jeannine (Guy) Hampton of Leon and Judy (Bill) Mozingo of Grant City, Missouri. She is also survived by ten loving grandchildren Jill, Lisa, Jana, Holly, Sarah, Jeff, John M., David, Mike and John L.; eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. In addition she survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and especially her adopted family at the Clearview Nursing Home, who she loved dearly.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two husbands; son James Morey; sisters Myrtha Nelson, Margaret Colton and Wilma McMath (in infancy); brothers-in-law Harley Nelson and Merle Colton.
Memorials may be made to the Clearfield Library or a memorial gift at Clearview Home.

No comments: