Evelyn Adell Stewart, 97, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully Monday, February 6, 2023 at the Benton House of Blue Springs. She was born August 30, 1925 to John and Lillie (Freeman) Ray in Cookeville, TN.
Evelyn was a 1943 graduate of Cookeville High School. She was united in marriage to John Edmond Stewart on October 21, 1951 in Cookeville, TN. Evelyn spent her working career as a file clerk for Martin Marietta Materials, a building material company. She was Baptist by faith. Evelyn enjoyed traveling, playing bingo, and her activity involvement at Vesper Hall in Blue Springs. Above all Evelyn cherished her family especially her grandchildren.
Survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Spengler and husband Mark of Blue Springs, MO; granddaughters, Jennifer Spengler of Kansas City, MO, Melissa King and husband C.J. of Blue Springs, MO; sister, Shirley Plank and husband Owen of Waterville, OH. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, John Stewart; parents, John and Lillie Ray; sister, Audrey Bullington; brother, Jesse Ray.
Her family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel. Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery in Oak Ridge, TN. In lieu of flowers her family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Memories of Evelyn and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.