A graveside memorial service for Evelyn Louise McCleery-Elliott, 94, Cameron, MO, will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. McCleery-Elliott died June 5, 2020, at her home.
She was born June 8, 1925, in Grandview, Washington, the daughter of George and Alva Lena Cooper Hamilton.
Mrs. McCleery-Elliott worked as a cook for the Douglas County Sherriff’s Office. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and gardening, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Payton of Cameron, MO; sons, Richard McCleery of Lawrence, Robert McCleery of Lawrence, Michael McCleery of Eudora; sisters, Mary Dollison and Irene Hamilton; a brother, Jimmy Dale Hamilton; and 11 grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, sent in care of the funeral home.
Messages & Condolences
Grandma Elliott was the sweetest woman. She taught me how to play dominos and rummy, which is still my favorite card game to this day. She would let us play with her prized beanie babies collection. Going over to her house was always an adventure to my siblings and I. I love you Grandma forever and always.
She was the true iconic grandma. She gardened — A LOT, baked, watched us every summer, played basketball with us behind her house, she let us climb her trees and we even rescued a bird with her once.. man did she love her birds. She knew them by their song. She made us dress up clothes and did pedicures with us. Many of my dolls and stuffed animals as a kid were made by hand from her with love. Her VHS collection was the bomb, seriously she had an index. She taught us how to play cards/dominos and let us goof around in her scary basement as well as make believe in the upstairs of her bungalow. She always got the summer theater passes and packed us individual goodie bags because let’s be honest… theater treats are expensive. If you had a cold or stuffy nose she always made you put your head over a steamy bowl of water and vicks and would cover you with a towel. I never enjoyed that. She was the queen of beanie babies and man did I love scaring her with the old fake snake in the fridge prank. She made the best bologna sandwich and had the best old lady giggle. I will love and miss everything about you great grandma Evelyn Elliott.
Evelyn was my Aunt and I loved her very much. We always had a lot of fun and laughs when she would come and stay with my mom for 2 and sometime 3 months. She was a lovely person. Will miss her. Love you Aunt Evelyn.
I had the honor of knowing her . A very kind and gentle lady who always treated me nice . God bless you, Evelyn.
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