Mary Evitts

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mary Evitts

Mary Sue Evitts, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

She was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Bonne Terre, Mo., daughter of James and Dorothea (Appel) Evitts.

Mary was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, the PEO and the Humane Society.

She was a professor of nursing at Southeast Missouri State University from 1963 to 1989.

She is survived by a son, Carey Evitts of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Maria Abernathy of Mesa, Ariz.; two brothers and two sisters; nine grandchildren including Sage Abernathy-Stott and Thomas Allen; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating.