James L McEvoy

James L McEvoy, 89, Shawnee, Kansas passed away September 19, 2015.  A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  Graveside will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery, Macon, Missouri. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation Heartland or Heart of America Council of Boy Scouts of America.  

James was born October 5, 1925 in Missouri Valley, Iowa.  He was a World War II Army Veteran. A 50 year member of Budd Park Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri.  James will be remembered helping get his two sons and three grandsons involved in Boy Scouts where they achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  He was a long time member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.  

He is preceded in death by; wife of 57 years, Martha (Lamb) McEvoy and brothers, Dan & Tim McEvoy. Survived include; sons, Larry (Dianne) Halley, Overland Park, Kansas and Richard (Flona) Halley, Shawnee, Kansas, five grandchildren, six great-grandchild; sister, Augusta Grubb, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.  (arr. Heartland, 816-313-1677)

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  1. Mary Lou/Dan Fritts on September 21, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Becky Merwald on September 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    What devastating news. So very, very sorry.

  3. Mary McQuade on September 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    So sorry to hear of your dads passing

  4. Frank and Dee Mana on September 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Larry, Dianne, Jason (Steph), Kristin (Tony), Elise, Onna, and Collin:

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear father, grandfather, and great-grandfather! You all are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

    Frank and Dee

  5. Betsy Stilley on September 21, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  6. Joyce Peatrowsky on September 21, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I’ll always remember his sweet smile and gentleness.

  7. Judd & Jeanne O'Connor on September 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa. May memories of him bring you joy even at this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you! Judd, Jeanne, Lucas, Adam & Kadin

  8. Bob in Overland Park, Kansas on September 22, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. McEvoy. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  9. Eric and Nichole Harris on September 23, 2015 at 8:58 am

    We are so sorry to hear the news. He is in a better place now. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers! Let’s know if there is anything that we can do to help.
    Eric, Nichole, Dakota, and Tyler

  10. Kathy Dawson on September 24, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Wonderful memories of your family coming up for pheasant season. aunt Martha was darned good at dressing the birds your Dad brought home! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  11. Don and Betty Wessel on September 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Knowing he had a wonderful family, we also know he had a wonderful life because of you. Now he is with Martha watching her playing cards and games. With our sympathy, Don and Betty Wessel

  12. Marsha Holland on September 24, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for all of you! Sorry we could not make the service tonight!

  13. Barbara McEvoy on September 27, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Sorry about the loss of your father. I remember Uncle Jim’s laugh and love of sports. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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