Capehart nee Bailey, Eva Ellen

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Prospect Cemetery in Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be mad to the family in care of Russell Colonial Funeral Home

Eva Ellen Capehart of St. Clair, MO departed this life at her son's home, surrounded by the love of her family, on December 17, 2017, having reached the age of ninety-two years, eleven months and twenty-three days. Eva was born in Sullivan, MO on December 24, 1924, daughter of Jerry Freeman Bailey and Josie Bailey nee Rock. On May 15, 1943 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Charles Capehart and one son came to bless this union.

Eva is survived by her son, Wayne Capehart and wife, Leasa, of St. Clair, MO; by her grandson, James "J.R." Capehart and wife, Brittany, of St. Clair; by two great-grandsons, Kenneth Taj Capehart and Keani James Capehart, both of St. Clair; by two sisters, Nellie Davis of St. Clair and Eileen Struck of Pensacola, FL; by step-children, great-step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great, great-great and great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Josie Bailey; by her husband, Kenneth Capehart; by her daughter-in-law, Beverly Capehart; by three brothers, Lawrence Bailey, Otis Bailey and Elmer Bailey; and by five sisters, Cecil Whitworth, Ethel Murdick, Clara Hall, Alverda Sohn and Ada Bailey;

Eva was a Christian and long time member of First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO, being active in church functions and teaching Sunday School in her younger years. During her working years she was employed as a laborer at Deb Shoe Factory and International Shoe in St. Clair. She mostly made caring for her home and family her priority in life and never tired of her job. She enjoyed doing embroidery, quilting and working in her garden. Eva especially loved to listen to her husband Ken play music. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will live in their hearts forever.

A kind and loving mother, grandmother, step-grandmother, great-grandmother, step-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, great, great-great and great-great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO with Rev. Jim Muir officiating. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery in Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Russell Colonial Funeral Home.