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     Evalee B. McCoy, age 96, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Evalee was born October 5, 1912, in Harrison County, Missouri, to Willard and Ida (Nighthart) Bolar.  On December 31, 1933, in Bethany, Missouri, she married Archie C. McCoy and they owned and operated McCoy’s Platte County Cleaners in Parkville, Missouri for many years. Evalee was a devoted wife, loving mother, and wonderful homemaker. While living in Parkville, she was active in Narcissus Chapter 191, Order of the Eastern Star and was a past Worthy Matron.  Retiring in 1968, Evalee and Archie lived on the lake at Bull Shoals for several years, and then traveled to south Texas, where they lived until moving to Lamar in 1990 to be near family. 


     Evalee and Archie had celebrated 71 years together before his death August 30, 2005.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Avery Bolar and a sister, Dorothy Thompson.


     Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janet & Jim Byington, Chesterfield, Missouri; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim & Wanda McCoy, Lamar; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.


     A celebration of life and committal service will be held at a later date at Koger Cemetery in New Hampton, Missouri.  Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.


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