Evelyn Maxine (Coonce) Painter, 82, of Lawson, Missouri, passed away at home surrounded by family on January 16, 2022.
Evelyn was born at home on June 21, 1939, in Papinville, Missouri, to Charles F. Coonce and Bertha E. (Wilson) Coonce. She graduated from Rich Hill High School in the class of 1957.
Evelyn worked for 7 years at Southwest Freight Lines where she met Cyrus Painter in 1963. They were married July 12, 1965. She was a stay-at-home mom until 1991 and worked at Fine Cleaners for 4 years until 1995.
Left behind to cherish her memories are her husband of 56 years, Cyrus of Lawson; four adoring daughters, Lisa (Jeff) Lewis, Lori (Mark) McNeely, Lana Painter, and Lynda (Jason) Thummel; eight grandchildren, Holden, Landon (Leah), Cameron Lewis, MacKenzie (Grant) Sparks, MaKayla (Jake) Hedrick, Harrison and Delaney (Painter) Cole, and Gavon Thummel; four great grandchildren, Joseph and Azariah Lewis, Evelyn Hedrick, and Brighton Sparks. Also surviving is a sister, Sharon (Wesley) Danner, many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, including her lifelong friends “The Gang”.
Preceding Evelyn in death were her siblings, George E. Coonce, Helen Hall, Lewis W. Coonce, Doris D. Thomas, James N. Coonce, Ruth A. Kenney, and Ralph Coonce.
Evelyn was a devoted wife, mother, Grandma, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and attending their events was a highlight. She faced major health challenges in her life, but she met them with strength, grace, and perseverance. Evelyn loved the Lord and the KC Royals and passed both of these loves to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Lawson United Methodist Church for over 45 years.
A celebration of life service will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in her name to the Lawson United Methodist Church, Crossroads Hospice or Parkinson’s Foundation. They can be mailed to Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, 214 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lawson, MO 64062.
Our Sincere Condolences
Heartfelt love and prayers for comfort and peace for all of our family during this very difficult time.
Special love and prayers go out for Uncle Cy, and Cousin’s, Lisa, Lori, Lynda, Lana, and all of their immediate families, and for our Aunt Sharon.
Terri Coonce Spaulding
Cy and Family so sorry for the loss of Evelyn. She was a special lady and her passing will leave a void for all of you and the many friends. We have precious memories as a part of the lake gang; what fun. Our prayers and comfort as you adjust to the loss of your loved one.
Don & Edie Hensley
So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you Cy.
Bob & Trish Shore
Our hearts go out to Evelyn’s family with deepest sympathy. May you take comfort that she is no longer suffering, knowing her journey wasn’t easy. We know she was surrounded with much love and care throughout, and this loss will leave a great emptiness, but reflect on the good memories you shared. Many thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.
Gerald Osborn and his sister, Marilyn Sipes
I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet mom’s passing. I’m sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you all.
Michele Hicks (Rounkles)
I was saddened to hear about Evelyn. She was a special lady, and I was blessed to know her during the time I lived in Excelsior Springs. God Bless Cy and the Painter Girls and Grandchildren and I Pray that you all will find peace during this sad time.
I am thinking of you and your girls!! Such a much family!!! Take care!