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Evans, Mary Ellen

Evans, Mary Ellen

March 27, 1939 — July 13, 2020

Mary Ellen (Baker) Evans, 81, of Blue Springs, MO, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on July 13, 2020, at St. Luke’s East Hospital.

Mary Ellen was born March 27, 1939, in Kansas City, MO, the fifth of six children of Orville Albert and Dorothy Mary (Kirby) Baker. Along with her parents, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by siblings: Robert Clifford Baker, George Baker, Bessie Brittain and Leonard Baker. She graduated from Southwest High School in 1957, where she excelled in typing and business classes.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Ellen Hamlin and her husband, Mark Hughes of Anchorage, AK; and Cathy Ann Wagner of Texas; granddaughters, Haley Hamlin Hughes (Shane Cramer) and Emily Grace Hughes (Kenley Scarlett) all of Anchorage, AK; her companion, Gary Lynn Wornell; brother, Charles Baker; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mary Ellen’s first job following high school was at Pyramid Products. In addition to raising her two daughters, Mary Ellen worked full-time at Western Electric from 1966 to 1984. Following retirement, she managed Foster’s Dry Cleaners on South 7 Highway in Blue Springs from 2001 to 2014. Customers will remember how she decorated the lobby for every season and holiday.

Mary Ellen enjoyed gardening, became an expert at growing beautiful flowers and delicious tomatoes. She enjoyed peaceful mornings on her back deck, overlooking her garden and fountain with a cup of coffee. She was an excellent cook, preparing many wonderful meals for family. Her specialties included potato salad, pancakes and brisket. She had good fashion sense and took pride in her youthful appearance. Mary Ellen was also an avid Chiefs fan. She was a Christian with a strong faith in Jesus Christ.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, services will be private.

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Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, services will be private.

Evans, Mary Ellen's Guestbook

Extending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and praying that your faith will give you strength in this sad time

Frederick Westfield

Cathy and Cindy, please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of your dear Mom. May you begin to find peace and joy in all your memories. Much love, Jennifer Shoemaker

Jennifer Shoemaker

Cathy, Cindy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers are being said for the family. I am sure she will be sadly missed by all.

Carol Baker and family.

I was sent this poem when I lost my mother. I hope it's as comforting to you as it was for me. Safely Home I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh! but Jesus’ arm to lean on, Could I have one doubt or dread? Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still; Try to look beyond earth’s shadows, Pray to trust our Father’s Will. There is work still waiting for you, So you must not idly stand; Do it now, while life remaineth– You shall rest in Jesus’ land. When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home; Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come!

Chuck Duckworth

Dear Cathy, Cindy and family, I was so sorry to learn of Aunt Mary’s passing. I so enjoyed her messages on social media and was so happy to stay in touch with her. She was a beautiful person and know that my love and prayers are with all of you. God bless.

Del Mills

I only knew Mary as Mom to Cindy & Cathy. She was a sweet and caring woman; my heart goes out to her family.

Tim Lewis

Cathy, Cindy, and family, So sorry for the loss of your mom. I know you guys were close and she was a special person. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Cherish the great memories! Love, Craig and Jen Painter

Craig Painter

A beautiful, strong woman with an extremely beautiful and full life lived. Dancing with Angels. Cathy and Cindy, I grieve with you this loss. I think your Mother has to have had many incredible qualities and gifts to have helped produce such great daughters and especially a friend such as my friend, Cathy.❤️🙏

Paula Isenhower

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