Evelyn Hudson Gracey, 101, Independence, Missouri, passed away August 29, 2011. 

Evelyn Hudson Gracey, 101, Independence, Missouri, passed away August 29, 2011.  

Visitation will be at 9 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Independence, with Mass to follow at 10 a.m.  Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Evelyn was born in Palestine, Texas, June 27, 1910, the youngest of five children.  She married Maurice Dodson Gracey in 1938.  They raised three sons together, after moving to Independence in 1942.  She lived at 1024 West College for 60 years and was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Gracey; son, John Edward and grandson, Paul Gracey.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Gracey and wife, Evelyn, of Kansas City, Joseph Gracey and wife, Mary, of Kansas City, and James Gracey and wife, Anthea, of Aurora, Colorado; three grandchildren, Terri Gracey Buffa, John Gracey, and Caryn Gracey Jones; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan Tyler Jones and Emily Gracey Jones.  Four surviving nieces are Helen Smith and Wanda Husbenet, Fort Worth, Texas; Joyce Williams, Phoenix, Arizona; Janet Rose, Brenham, Texas.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church.

Online condolences may be made at charterfunerals.com, (816) 921-5555.