Bertha Evelyn Eaves, 77 of Poplar Bluff, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Evelyn was born on October 7, 1941 in Oxley, MO, the daughter of Charles Jr. and Pearl Geneva (Bridgeforth) Prince. She married William Joe Eaves on August 5, 1958 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Together they shared over forty-seven years of marriage before his passing on September 28, 2005.
Evelyn was retired having been a cook for the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District. She was also a longtime member of the Bluff City Fraternal Order of Eagles # 3730.
Evelyn enjoyed sewing and cooking, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Jeff (Tina) Eaves of Seattle, WA, Karen (Wade) Rhoads of Poplar Bluff, Penny Eaves of Poplar Bluff and Mark (Laura) Eaves of Qulin, MO; nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Evelyn is also survived by her siblings, Dianne (Burl) Artis of Goreville, IL, George (Linda) Prince of Poplar Bluff, Kenneth Gerald (Carol) Prince of Austin, TX and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by an infant son Rusty Eaves and two grandsons.
Visitation will be held at Moore Funeral Service in Poplar Bluff on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Br. Gary Hancock officiating.
Interment will follow immediately at Ashcraft Cemetery.
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