In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church and left at the funeral home.
Evelyn Bernice (Dennis) Harvey, age 92, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 10, 1925, the daughter of Roy and Bessie Dennis.
She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1943. Evelyn was saved and baptized in July of 1943 at the First Baptist Church of El Dorado Springs, where she was a lifelong member.
On August 29, 1943, she married Harry Elwood Harvey, and to this union one son and two daughters were born: Elwood Dean, Kristi Kayle, and Kandy Kay.
Evelyn went to work at Cedar County Memorial Hospital as an aid when it opened in 1960. She loved working there, especially enjoying her time as an Operating Room Technician. Later, she went to work for Dr. Robert Magee as his office nurse until they both retired.
Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church until her health prevented her from regularly attending. She was a loyal fan of the Lady Bulldog’s basketball team, having played for them in high school. She loved the Lord and prayed daily for her children and grandchildren. She also loved working outside and mowed her own yard until she was ninety years old.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elwood; her sister, Margie Carter; and her granddaughter, Mandi Vinchattle.
Evelyn is survived by her three children: Elwood Dean Harvey and wife, Kay, Kristi Eslinger and husband, Larry, and Kandy Swopes and husband, Jim; four grandchildren: Shannon Calbert and husband, Rick, Kristal Swopes, Beau Swopes and wife, Elisabeth, and Ryan Harvey and wife, Amy; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; siblings: Roy Dennis and wife, Marvalene, Melba McPeak, Dean Dennis, and Donna Hopper; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
A private graveside service for Evelyn Harvey was held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. Frank Haynes officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.