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Myrtle “Evelyn” Colster

Myrtle “Evelyn” Colster, Centerview, MO, passed away Wednesday, August 3, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center.

Evelyn was born October 21, 1941 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of William Grant Dean and Mabel Agnes (Barker) Dean.

She graduated from Warrensburg High School.

She was united in marriage to John Wilson Colster on August 16, 1958 in Holden.

Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to a farm near Centerview.

Over the years, Evelyn was employed with Town & Country Shoe Factory, T G & Y and also as a secretary with Hunts Trucking Company.

She enjoyed walking and fitness and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, John; daughter: Debbie Repp (Carl) of Centerview, MO; son: Gary Colster (Teresa) of Centerview, MO; sister: Linda Dennison (Jack) of Leeton, MO; two grandchildren: Travis Colster (Ashley) of Warrensburg, MO and Trevor Colster (McKenna) of Centerview, MO and two great grandchildren: Barrett John Colster and Brooks Alan Colster.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Memorial Mass held Saturday, August 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warrensburg, with Fr. Curt Vogel officiating.

Interment followed at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery near Centerview.

Visitation: The family received friends at the church.

Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.

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