Evelyn Glore Ashford, 96 years old, embarked on her final journey Monday, November 7, 2011 in Kansas City, MO, to join her parents and friends in heaven.
Evelyn was the only child born to the union of Malvern and Jessie Parker in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She graduated from Sumner High School in 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri and received a BA in Education from Fisk University in 1936 in Nashville, TN. On June 8, 1941, she was married to Edward Byron Glore, owner of Glore Radio and Television Store. With this union, two sons were born, Edward Byron Glore, Jr. and Gregory Malvern Glore.
She taught first grade for more than 30 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis, as well as Jack & Jill of America. Edward Glore Sr. died on September 16, 1980. Evelyn remarried on September 15, 1984 to Jesse Ashford and moved to Jefferson City, MO, where she was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and was active in various community organizations including Docent at the Cole County Historical Museum, Volunteer at the Capital Region Medical Center and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as well as member of several Bridge Clubs. After Jesse passed away in 2000, she remained in Jefferson City until October 2002. She then moved to Kansas City to be near her family, and became a member of St. James United Methodist Church, where her son Gregory belonged. She was a member of The Brunchers, The Kansas City Birthday Club, The Saturday Night Sixteen Club and The Ivadif Bridge Club in St. Louis, Missouri.
Evelyn's greatest delight lay in family and treasuring her friendships. She is survived by two sons, E. Byron Glore, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA and Gregory M. Glore of Overland Park, KS; two granddaughters, Gabrielle Glore of Brooklyn, New York and Angela Glore of New York, NY; two cousins Albert Hardy of New York, NY and Richard Harris of Missoula, MT; and countless friends.
Services: Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10:00 a.m., at McGilley State Line Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the following two Kansas City, MO organizations would be appreciated: St. James United Methodist Church (c/o Children's Connection) and Kansas City Hospice House.