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Courtesy of Prater-Lampton-Mills &
Coffey Funeral Home
Evelyn Ruth (Moorehead) Self
December 28, 1928 - October 31, 2009
© Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home
Submitted by: Janet Laubhan Flickinger


Funeral services for Evelyn Ruth Self will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Boswell, Oklahoma with Pastor Gene Witt officiating and burial will follow at the Restland Cemetery in Boswell , OK.

Evelyn Ruth Moorehead was born December 28, 1928, in Boswell’s McDonald Community. She moved to Crowder Springs Community as a young girl. Evelyn later moved to Oklahoma City and graduated from Capitol Hill High School. Following Calvin Self’s WWII Army stint in Hawaii, she married Calvin in her parents’ home in Oklahoma City on May 21, 1948. After various jobs, Calvin became employed by Sutherland Lumber Company. While working for the lumber company, Evelyn and Calvin lived in Wichita, Dallas and Des Moines. Much of Calvin’s time with Sutherland was spent in Kansas City. After Evelyn’s youngest child graduated from grade school, she worked for several years in the school cafeteria of Roeland Park Elementary. However, her primary occupation was caring for her three sons and husband. A short time was spent in Oklahoma City prior to Calvin’s retirement in 1981; from there Evelyn and Calvin retired to the Self family farm in Boswell. There they enjoyed family, friends and a large garden. Evelyn and Calvin provided a lot of fruits and vegetables for neighbors all around. Evelyn loved to play any kind of game, especially card games. She also enjoyed reading and cooking for family and community gatherings. For health reasons, they returned to Kansas City in March of 2008 to live near family. Evelyn died of brain lymphoma, at the age of 80, on October 31, 2009, in Overland Park, Kansas. Evelyn and Calvin had been loving soulmates for 61 years. Many a person has commented "she was the sweetest person I ever met".ť

Surviving relatives include: her husband, Calvin Self; two sons, Doyle Wayne Self, and wife, Brenda, of Murrayville, GA, and Allyn Eugene Self, and wife, Linda, of Shawnee Mission, KS; five grandchildren, David Self, Jim Self, Greg Self, Devin Self and Tyler Self; five step-grandchildren, Teresa Finks, Wes Hines Jay Davis, Shannon and Billy; four great-grandchildren, Daniel Self, Joseph Self, Brandy Self, and Sam Self; one step-great-grandchild, Aaron Finks; along with many other loving relatives and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Joseph Moorehead and Estelle Mae Hallman Moorehead; sisters, Francis Moorehead Carroll, Joyce Moorehead Stallings, and Neomia Moorehead Osterman; and second son, Darrel Lynn Self.

Visitation services for Evelyn Ruth Self will be held at the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo, OK, on Friday evening, November 6, 2009, from 6-7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences at praterlampton.com. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the American Cancer Society.


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