Mary Evelyn Dickey

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mary Evelyn Dickey, 79, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. Evelyn was born Dec. 6, 1939, in Liberal, Mo., to Wilfred Carl and Minnie Lorraine (Winship) Venable. She was united in marriage to Billy R. Dickey on Aug. 20, 1957, in Lamar, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2017.

Evelyn grew up in Barton County and graduated from Liberal High School Class of 1957. She worked at Nevada State Hospital for 32 years until her retirement. Evelyn enjoyed helping others and worked as a caretaker for several people in need. She was a member of the Pentecostal Assembly of God Church in Nevada. Evelyn enjoyed playing music at church, trail rides on mules, and especially loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include three children, Pam Godsey and her husband, Chuck, Nevada, Mo., Billy Dean Dickey and his wife, Ladena, Stockton, Mo., and Anita Moore and her husband, Shirold, Nevada, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Charles, Mark Godsey, Eric Dickey, Michael Dickey, Christina Leer, Jason Lathrop, and Jonathon Lathrop; numerous great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Venable, Kansas City, Mo.; and one sister, Shirley Yokley and her husband, Joe, Bronaugh, Mo. In addition to her husband, Bill, she was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Shawn Dickey and Brent Godsey; great-great-grandson, Isiah McElroy; and two brothers, Dean Venable and Billy Venable.

Family memorial services to be held at a later date.

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