Evelyn O. McPheeters, 92, passed away Jan. 17, 2010. Survived by her husband of 68 years, Jesse M. 'Mac' McPheeters; children, Ron (Mary) McPheeters of Pueblo, Rusty McPheeters of Pueblo and Trudy Russell of Plano, Texas; granddaughter, Susan (Hank) Cole and their children, Andrew, Tyler and Luke; grandson, Ronny (Paula) McPheeters and their children, Grant and Vance; grandson, Mike Russell and his children, Jared and Emma; granddaughter, Nancy (Mark) Mumy and their children Mason and Jake; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son-in-law, Richard Russell; and seven siblings. Evelyn was born to Martin and Emma Nelson on March 20, 1917, in Saint Edward, Neb. Evelyn and Mac were married April 13, 1941, in Grant, Neb. She loved baking and china painting. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church where she taught the 'Young At Heart' Sunday school class for many years. The family thanks Dr. Larry Walls and his staff, the staff at Belmont Lodge and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the care they gave Evelyn. Viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private entombment prior to the service. Service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Rusty,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at the loss of your mother. She was a sweet and very talented lady. She always had a warm smile and welcome for me anytime I visited.
    Your friend always,

  2. Evelyn was my Sunday School teacher for years at Bethel Methodist and a life-long friend for my parents, Al & Margaret. She will be sorely missed and her legacy lives on through all her years as a Sunday School teacher. Our condolences.

  3. Will always cherish the memories and the open hugs you always received from you Aunt Evie and your Family. Never To Be Forgotten.

  4. During my years in Pueblo, Mrs. McPheeters was always one of the sweetest ladies I had the privilege to know. She was always good to cheer you up, greeting you with a smile that warmed your heart. She and Mr. McPheeters always made me feel welcome in their home.

    God graced us with her presence and now has brought her home. May God’s grace be on her and on all of her family.


  5. We sure would have liked to come but we have icy conditions here. Aunt Evie was easy to love, always a kind smile, and full of so much fun. She will be fondly remembered. Love– Leland Nelson

  6. Aunt Evelyn was my favorite great-aunt. I loved coming to Pueblo to visit her and Uncle Mac. I will always treasure the china plates that she painted, I still have them hanging in my kitchen. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a wonderful lady!

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