Evelyn Mae Albers
unknown - April 6, 2011
Evelyn Mae Albers, 85, of Center, formerly of Holts Summit, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in the comfort of her daughter's home in Jefferson City, after six years of compassionate support from her son, his family and the community of Center. She was born July 21, 1925, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Morton and Ruth (Glenn) Orman. On April 26, 1958, she was united in marriage in St. Louis to Arnold B. Albers, who preceded her in death on March 21, 2005. Evelyn was a graduate of McKinley High School in St. Louis. She was a homemaker and was also employed with St. Elizabeth Hospital in Hannibal, as a housekeeper. Evelyn was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Holts Summit. Her greatest joy was caring for her grandchildren. Evelyn was a tiny woman with a great big heart. She demonstrated extraordinary kindness, generosity, faith and perseverance throughout her life. Her sweet and loving nature, along with her willful disposition, will be dearly missed by family and friends. She is survived by one son, Edward Albers (wife Theresa) of Center; one daughter, Candace "Candy" Smith (husband Britt) of Jefferson City; and five grandchildren, Cody Parker (wife Erin), Stephen Albers, Glenn Smith II, Hannah Smith and Grace Smith. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Albers, in 1986; and six siblings, Ralph Orman, Sonny Orman, Bill Orman, Anne Orman, Deborah Shelby, and Margaret Traw. Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2011, at the Slater-Millard Family Funeral Chapel in Holts Summit, where a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Holts Summit, with Msgr. Gregory L. Higley officiating. Interment will follow in St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery in Holts Summit. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Holts Summit Soup Kitchen, c/o Helen Manson, 1734 State Rd. Y, New Bloomfield, MO 65063. Arrangements are under the direction of SLATER-MILLARD Family Funeral Chapel, 540 South Summit Drive, Holts Summit, MO 65043. 896-5959. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com.