Jacquelyn L. McEvoy

Jacquelyn L. McEvoy

March 28, 1945 – April 12, 2022

Preceded in death by husband, Bart.  Survived by sons, Donald (Angela) and Cliff (Calla); grandchildren, Corban, Clara, and Camille.

VISITATION: Friday, April 22nd from 5pm to 6pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 6pm.  Memorials are suggested to the Methodist Hospital Foundation.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.


Jackie was a loving wife, mother, grannie, and proud retiree of Nebraska Methodist College.  She was born on an Air Force base in Columbus, Ohio, but called Raytown, Missouri home as that was where she grew up and graduated from high school, further completing college classes at the University of Missouri. She became a true Husker football fan, unless they were playing Missou: even once cheering for a Tiger touchdown in Memorial Stadium so enthusiastically that after jumping up and down, she landed on and broke her husband’s toe.

As another story goes, Jackie met that to-be husband, Bart McEvoy, on a blind date that she had to be convinced by her roommate to accept.  Bart and Jackie fell for each other quickly; they were married just over a month after that setup and stayed so until his passing in 2011.

Doctors had told her that having kids was not likely, which is why it was such a blessing when she had her first-born Donald James “DJ” in 1979 and Clifton Michael “Cliff” in 1982.  Falling very ill after both childbirths, she often referred to her sons as her “two miracles.”

She also loved her job in Continuing Education at Methodist College of Nursing. Co-worker Julie Wagner says, “During our work years, Jackie was always coming up with new creative educational activities with our team for wellness conferences.” Julie further reflects as a close friend, “She once told me that our team had given her a new perspective on wellness and spiritual joy in her life.  This held true throughout the years as she experienced a decline in her own health.  Her faith helped her endure her daily struggles.”

 Jackie McEvoy was also a grateful member of Al-Anon.  She had a successful, fulfilling and beloved career, along with a family that proudly personifies her own spirit and integrity.  She will be missed, she will be remembered, and wherever she is right now, she is surrounded by those she loved.



  • Jesse & Nanci Napoli Posted April 16, 2022 6:12 pm

    Jackie and I go back many years (1956 I believe). We were in the same class in high school, Job’s Daughters Bethel #26 in Raytown, MO and the Bethel’s precision, award-winning drill team. In 1976 her mother married my father and we became sisters. She was a dear and caring person and will be missed by all of us in the family, as well as her friends. Rest in peace Jackie. You and Bart are now together again.

  • Gary Randall Posted April 19, 2022 2:11 pm

    Your Mother was amazing, particularly in how she “managed” your Dad. She was a great help in my career, helping in my campaign for County Board. She will be missed!

  • Cheryl Carroll Posted April 21, 2022 6:24 am

    I was Jackie’s caregiver for over 5 years we shared so many pictures of her grandchildren and my newly great granddaughter. We wre both only children. It was a great joy to know your Mom

  • Love Thy Neighbor Senior Care Posted April 21, 2022 10:19 am

    Love Thy Neighbor Senior Care, we had the honor of serving Ms. Jackie since 2017. On behalf of myself and her caregiver (Cheryl Carroll) who has been her same Caregiver since 2017, we’d like to extend our sincere condolences to the family. We truly love Ms. Jackie her at LTN and will miss our every other week visits. Our prayer is that the Lord will comfort you the family and as stated in His word in Psalms 34:18 – The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart and saves such as have a contrite spirit!

    With LOTS of Love,
    LaWanda Moore,

  • Nancy Auten Brown (OBrien) Posted April 23, 2022 5:14 pm

    Jackie was a wonderful woman and a good friend to all who knew her. She and Bart came into my life through several different channels and in every sense, she was a loyal and helpful friend. She so loved her husband, Bart, and D.J. and Cliff – she adored her grandchildren. She will be missed by so many people. Thinking of the good times with Jackie and Bart always brings s smile to my face. I am so sorry she has passed on and send my condolences to the family. I am certain she and Bart are looking on and send caring love and messages to the family.

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