Eva Grundy Metcalf, 96, Carthage, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital.
Eva was born on Jan. 19, 1917 near Carthage, Mo. to the late George and Nora Wilmer Grundy. She graduated from Carthage High School, and later attended business college in Carthage.
She was a bookkeeper for McCormick’s Grocery Store on South Main Street for many years.
She married Clayton Thomas Metcalf, Jr. on Feb. 8, 1938. Three children were born to this union. Mr. Metcalf preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2008.
Eva was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Carthage. She also liked a good game of bridge. Eva enjoyed the outdoors, especially when tending to her flower gardens, and she rarely missed a St. Louis Cardinals game.
She is survived by her children, Clayton Thomas “Tom” Metcalf, III and his wife, Watha, of Golden, Mo.; Melanie Jane Hicks of Springfield, Mo.; and Peter Craig Metcalf and his wife, Debbie, of Carthage, Mo.; two sisters, Helen Hamer and Ellen Woolley, both of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, Matt Metcalf, Dusty Hicks, Misty Hicks Clemens, Clay Metcalf, Craig Metcalf, and Mac Metcalf; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends who will miss her very much.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Park Cemetery with Rev. James Lee officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church. Services are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Online condolences may be expressed at www.knellmortuary.com.