Carmelita A. (Eagen) McVay

Carmelita A. (Eagen) McVay


Carmelita A. (Eagen) McVay, 101, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away peacefully September 13, 2023, at The Pines in Kirksville.

Born May 17, 1922, in Brashear, Missouri, Carmelita was the daughter of the late Bernard and Lela (Mitten) Eagen. She attended Oak Grove school and graduated from Brashear High School in 1940. On October 26, 1941, in Adair, Missouri she was united in marriage to Otis McVay who preceded her in death on March 4, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, five brothers, her son-in-law, Tommy Jones, a grandson Douglas Leon Jones, and great-grandson Clay Darr.

Carmelita is survived by her daughter Patricia A. "Patsy" Jones of Kirksville, MO, four grandchildren including Bruce (Robin) Darr of Kirksville, MO, Kevin (Brenda) Jones and Darrin (Karla) Jones of Green Castle, MO, and Justin (Susan) Jones of Kirksville, MO. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Carmelita spent her married life on the farm in Novinger prior to moving to Kirksville in 1981. She was a cook at Novinger Schools for five years and employed with McGraw Edison in Kirksville for twenty years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother-known for her homemade noodles and cream puffs. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Novinger, Young at Heart and the Friends of St. Mary's.

Public visitation will be held Sunday, September 17, 2023, with family receiving friends and family from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2023 at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Kirksville. Interment will follow at Park View Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations in memory of Carmelita may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery at Adair and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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