Opal Evon Wiseman

Friday, February 3, 2012

Opal Evon Wiseman died peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 1, 2012, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada.

Evon was born April 16, 1912, to Jay and Nerva McClure Hickman. She lived most of her life in Lamar and attended her entire school years there. She married Clyde T. Wiseman on July 3, 1932. They had one son, J.C. Wiseman of Nevada, Mo.

Evon worked in ready-to-wear department stores until she was 79 years old. She volunteered as a pink lady at Barton County Memorial Hospital and in the X-ray department, delivering mail to patients and running errands. Evon was always ready to help anyone in need. She served as president of her Sunday school class as well as many clubs for years. Evon was a 65-year member of the Calla Rebekah Lodge No. 160. She held several positions including Mother of the Lodge, Jewel Decoration of Chivalry, and Past Noble Grand. She was also voted as Woman of the Year and served as a judge at the Lamar Fair for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Lamar for 88 years.

Preceding her in death are her husband; parents; and a sister. Survivors include her son, J.C. Wiseman and wife, Barbara, of Nevada; two grandchildren, Keela Vaughn, Raymore, Mo., and Steven Wiseman of Overland Park, Kan.; three great-grandchildren, Justin Vaughn and wife of Belton, Mo., Aaron Vaughn of Raymore, Mo., and Ashley Kramar and husband of Overland Park, Kan.; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Campbell of Joplin, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 4, at Konantz Chapel, Lamar, Mo., from 1-2 p.m., with services at 2 p.m. at the chapel. Interment will be at Lake Cemetery.