Evelyn Marie Dockery 1923 - 2011

Paid family tribute

Evelyn Marie Dockery, 88, of Springfield passed away, December 22, 2011, at her home. Evelyn was born to Harold and Faye Studebaker Emick, on June 28, 1923, in Lawrence, KS.
She married Clarence T. Dockery on June 27, 1941, in Lawrence, KS. After living in Lawrence for 78 years, she moved to Springfield, MO, 10 years ago to be near her son Bill and his family.
She and her husband owned a liquor store in Lawrence for many years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for over 65 years. All that knew Evelyn adored her. She was a very special little lady.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son Bill.
She is survived by her sister, Joyce Near and husband Bob of Colorado; her son, Gary Dockery of Overland Park, KS; her daughter-in-law, Marge Dockery of Springfield; Nephews, David Near and wife, Karen, of Michigan, and Eric Near and wife, Holly, of Colorado; niece Nancy Perse and husband, Rich, of Colorado; cousin, Vicki Howell of Kansas; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; as well as a very special friend and neighbor, Linda Stout of Springfield.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 28th, at Gorman Scharpf Funeral Home, Springfield. Interment will be at 2:00 P.M. December 29th at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, KS, with Rev. Jennifer Kiefer of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Alpha-1 Association, 2937 SW 27th Ave. Suite 106, Miami, FL 33133, or the American Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank all of Evelyn’s neighbors who helped take such good care of her. She will be missed by all.

This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.