Evelyn Leake

Evelyn Leake.

Evelyn Leake, 85, of Eolia, Mo, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Lynn’s Heritage House in Louisiana. The daughter of Willian and Hilda Bals Eusterbrock, she was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Old Monroe, Mo. On Dec. 25, 1955, Evelyn married John Leake and they were blessed with six children; John, Thomas, Michael, Paul , Kathryn and Janet. Evelyn began working at Pike County Memoiral Hospital in 1975 and retired 35 years later as human resource director. She was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Clarksville since 1975, volunteering over the years. Evelyn enjoyed gardening, working outdoors , as well as crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy in her life was her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her four sons; John and wife Mary Sue Leake of Columbia, Thomas and wife Cayla Leake of Paynesville, Michael and wife Mary Ann Leake of Eolia, Paul and wife Kim Leake of Darien, Ill., two daughters; Kathryn  Kapher of Warrensburg  and Janet and husband Lou Sharp all of Warrensburg. Evelyn has five grandsons; Ryan, Kyle, Kollin, Evan and Rheed, six granddaughters; Kourtney, Hayley, Katelyn, Kasey, Erin, Kari, two great-grandchildren; Houston and Montgomery. One sister: Mary Ann and Don Owens of O’Fallon, brother-in-law: Richard Koch all of ain-law; Jane Eusterbrock of West Chester, Pa., Mary Eusterbrock of Orange Park, Fla., Vida Greening of Harrisonville and many other special nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Her parents, husband, three brothers, one sister, one sister-in-law and one sister in infancy died earlier.

Visitation was held on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. at McCoy-Blossom Funeral Homes - Eolia, Mo.

Funeral Mass was Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. St. Joseph  Catholic Church - Louisiana, Mo.,  Father William Korte officiated.

Interment—Holy Rosary Cemetery- Monroe City, Mo.

Memorials—In lieu of flowers: Arthritis Foundation c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Crematory 1304 Boone Street Troy, Mo.

Friends and Family may sign the online guest book at www.mccoyblossomfh.com.

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