Eva (Eve) Mitchell Markey of Blue Springs, MO passed away on December 11, 2012 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. John LaLande Catholic Church, 805 NW R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO at 10:00 am Saturday, December 15, 2012. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. John LaLande with Rosary prayer service at 7:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John LaLande Catholic Church. Private Internment.
Eve was born on February 9, 1923 in Mansfield, LA. She received her education in schools in Louisiana where she received her degree as a Registered Nurse in 1943. After her graduation, she volunteered and was accepted to serve in the US Army Nurse Corps during World War II. She was a graduate of the School of Aviation medicine, San Antonio, TX where she received her training as a Flight Nurse in the Army Air Corps attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. She was honorably discharged when the war ended. She remained active in the Nursing Profession until her marriage in May 1953. Her devotion then was to her family, church, and various Civic Organizations. She was especially happy to serve as Secretary of the first Board of Associates for St. Mary’s Hospital when it opened in Blue Springs.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of 59 years; four children: Robert, Jr. (Cyndi), Patricia Lemaster, Jean Markey (Karl Sigler), Teresa Bryant (Ronald): eight grandchildren, Corinne Baker, Mitchell Markey, Robert Markey III, Breanne Sigler, Shayla Sigler, Keriann Lemaster, Adam Bryant, Samuel Bryant, and several beloved great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Vivian Mitchell; brother-in-law, William R. Markey; sister-in-law, Betty Markey; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Markey; and many loving nieces, nephews, and devoted friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Annie Mitchell, and siblings, Alfred Mitchell, Mack Mitchell, Julia Robinette, George Mitchell, Edward Mitchell, John Mitchell and grandson, Matthew Elias Markey.
Arrangements are under the direction of Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, MO.