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January 10, 1931 April 25, 2019
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Evalyn Mae Winfree, age 88, of Billings, Missouri, died peacefully on Thursday, April 25, 2019, surrounded by her family, in Republic Nursing and Rehab, Republic, Missouri. She was born on January 10, 1931 in Council Grove, Kansas, the daughter of Victor and Eva Mae (Jewel) Kearn.

Evalyn spent her life serving The Lord, most recently as a faithful member of Hurley Baptist Church. She married Walter Winfree on February 14, 1948. She worked at the garment factory for many years, as they also raised beef cattle. Eventually, they both quit their jobs and worked side by side to handle the dairy and cattle farming.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, crocheting, and especially loved spending time with family and friends. Evalyn was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Walter; her parents; and two brothers, Ardell and Calvin Kearn.

Evalyn is survived by son and his wife, Larry J. and Phyllis Winfree; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Danny Viles; three grandchildren, Larry Ray Winfree, Travis Winfree and wife Sarah, and Julie Shearon; eight great grandchildren, Dillon, Lori, Andrew, Katie, Lexie, Rachael, Mylea, and Amellia; and two future great-great grandchildren, due in the fall; a sister, Wilma Winfree; and a host of extended family and friends.

A visitation for Evalyn will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic Chapel. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in the Hurley Baptist Church, 5995 State Hwy A, Hurley, MO 65675. Burial will follow the service in Union Ridge Cemetery, Clever, Missouri. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hurley Baptist Youth Dept. Family and friends may share online condolences at

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6:00 PM 4/29/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
United States

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2:00 PM 4/30/2019 2:00:00 PM
Hurley Baptist Church

5995 State Highway A
Hurley, MO 65675

Hurley Baptist Church
5995 State Highway A Hurley 65675 MO
United States

Cemetery Details


Union Ridge Cemetery Final Resting Place

Union City, MO 65631

M Union City 65631 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hurley Baptist Church

5995 State Highway A
Hurley, MO 65675
in Memo..."Youth Department"

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