Archive for Friday, March 22, 1996


March 22, 1996


— Services for Evelyn Fay Townsend, 84, Clearview City, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Burial will be in DeSoto Cemetery.

Mrs. Townsend died Wednesday, March 20, 1996, at Columbia Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park.

She was born Dec. 11, 1911, in DeSoto, the daughter of William Lucious and Virginia Mae Hendrix Blaylock.

Mrs. Townsend, a lifelong DeSoto area resident, worked as a clerk for Coker's Grocery Store in DeSoto for six years, retiring in 1972. Before that, she had worked at Sunflower Ordinance Plant near DeSoto.

Mrs. Townsend was a member of the Clearview Village Church and the Merry Makers Club in DeSoto.

She married Lawrence W. Townsend. He died May 8, 1991. She also was preceded in death by a stepson, Noel Townsend.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Midyett, Tucson, Ariz.; two stepsons, Charles Townsend, Baldwin, and Wayne Townsend, Sand Point, Idaho; a stepdaughter, Shirley Wrinkle, Paducah, Ky.; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.

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