On March 29th at approximately 11:20 a.m., Evelyn Hensley Ellis passed away peacefully from complications of a series of strokes she suffered. Born Madge E. Hensley in Ft. Worth Texas, on July 7, 1923, she adopted the name Evelyn from her middle initial when in the second grade. Evelyn was the last remaining child of Julia McCutcheon Hensley and Dewey Charles Hensley she was predeceased by Charles Hensley, Marguerite Hensley, Marshall (Robert) Hensley, and Priscilla Spilman. She was one of many Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), the women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. Her duties in the service included plane spotting, manufacturing, and communication. She was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant in 1946. Following the war, Evelyn pursued her degree in education and later became an elementary school teacher in the Ritenour School District and at Zumwalt School in St Charles. In 1952 she married Paul Howard Ellis and settled with him in St. Louis, Missouri They had three girls. They divorced in 1973. She is survived by her three daughters Cynthia P. Ellis Krem, Sharon Kay Ellis (Robbin) Murray, and Pamela Suzanne Ellis McAtee. Evelyn had eight grandchildren, Sarah Krem (Andrews) deceased, Jacob Fuemmeler (Lindsay), Aaron Krem, Justin Fuemmeler, Jamie Fuemmeler, Morgan McAtee, Jonathan Mantle, Mason McAtee.and James Murray. and eleven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. She loved her many pets, reading, and had a passion for gardening with a real green thumb. She traveled extensively throughout the United States including Alaska and Hawaii as well as Greece, Italy, Europe, Australia, Scandinavia, Russia, Aruba, and Puerto Rico. Evelyn was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Ethical Society, and the TWA women's group. Services:, The memorial will be held at 1;00 pm on Saturday August 1st at the Pitman Funeral Home.in Wentzville, Mo. Visitation will be held one hour before, and there will be a gathering afterward . Internment in the Hensley family plot alongside her parents, sister, and brother will occur at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth at a later date. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Pitmanfuneralhome.com
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