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Evelyn “Evie” Babcock, 71, St. Joseph, MO

Evelyn “Evie” Babcock, 71, St. Joseph, MO passed from this life and into the arms of her Lord Jesus on Friday, November 15, 2013 in the home of her son, James and granddaughter Brianna.
Evelyn “Evie” Babcock, 71, St. Joseph, MO passed from this life and into the arms of her Lord Jesus on Friday, November 15, 2013 in the home of her son, James and granddaughter Brianna. She was born June 6, 1942 in St. Joseph, MO to the late Lloyd and Marie (Robinson) Hawks.

Evelyn married Lester Babcock on March 6, 1959 and he precedes her in death.

Evie was a great mother who love, cared for and cherished her family and friends while always trying to keep them close. She enjoyed traveling, country music, cooking and entertaining and she was often stating the more “the merrier.” Evelyn worked as a secretary for Babcock construction. She enjoyed sharing her faith in Jesus Christ wherever she went and with everyone that she interacted with.

Survivors: sons, Larry and wife Michelle Babcock, Columbia, MO, Raymond Babcock, and James Babcock, both of St. Joseph, MO; daughter, Emma Marie Babcock, St. Joseph, MO; sisters, Norma and husband Ronnie Vansell, Sedalia, MO, Rebecca Briggs and companion Bob McGranaghan, Omaha, NE; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, Bart Fountain and Skip Hawks.


Celebration of Life will be 1:00 PM, Tuesday November 19, 2013 at Gladden Stamey Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MO. Public visitation and family receiving hours will be held 5 - 7 PM Monday, November 18th at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.
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