Archive for Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Obituary: Vincent DePaul McEvoy


September 28, 2005

Services for Vincent DePaul McEvoy, 90, Leavenworth, were Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth.

Mr. McEvoy died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

He was born March 25, 1915, in Leavenworth, the son of Isaac J. and Mary Elizabeth "Mayme" (Kennedy) McEvoy.

He grew up on the Patrick McEvoy Home Place in Kickapoo, which was settled by his grandparents in the 1860s. He was a childhood parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, Kickapoo. He attended Rock School, Kickapoo Township, and graduated from Immaculata High School in 1933. After high school, he farmed with his father for two years before operating a Standard Oil service station at Fourth and Chestnut in Leavenworth with his brother Charles. He then operated his own station in Atchison. In 1940, he became the Standard Oil agent in Leavenworth.

Mr. McEvoy married Francis Marian Gruendel on Jan. 29, 1942, at Sacred Heart Church in Kickapoo.

He was inducted into the Army-Air Force during World War II, serving from Sept.16, 1942, to Sept. 16, 1945. After the war, Mr. McEvoy and his wife operated the Standard Oil/Amoco Oil business at 11th and Osage streets in until they retired in 1974.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Society, Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, Eagles Aerie No. 55 and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Thomas V. McEvoy, Timothy C. McEvoy, and the Rev. David D. McEvoy, all of Leavenworth; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Leavenworth, or Sacred Heart Church, Kickapoo, sent in care of Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 66048.

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