Evelyn Louise Hartford, 90, a Blue Springs, MO resident passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born December 24, 1927 to Bennet and Juanita (Husted) West in Putnam County, MO.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Murl Donald Hartford on November 24, 1949 in Putnam County, MO. She started her teaching career at the age of 17 in a one room school house in rural Putnam County, MO. Evelyn finished her teaching career as an elementary teacher for the Kansas City School District. Following her retirement she was a substitute teacher for the Blue Springs School District. Evelyn was a long time member at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Blue Springs. She was a 70 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Evelyn was a very talented seamstress and enjoyed her family, gardening, puzzles and playing bingo.
Survivors include son, Michael Hartford and wife Cathy of Grain Valley, MO; daughter, Marcia Wilcox and husband George of Rockledge, FL; sister, Patricia Primm and Gerald of O’Fallon, MO; brother, Bennet West Jr. and wife Betty of Lancaster, MO; grandchildren, Rachel Hartford, Ian Hartford and wife Katlyn, John Wilcox; great-grandchild, Rylee Hartford. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 3108 S.W. US – 40, Blue Springs, MO. The family will receive friends one hour prior starting at 1:00 p.m., at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Evelyn and words of comfort to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.