Helen Julie Everley

Funeral services for Helen Julie Everley, 68, Eudora will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Eudora Cemetery. She passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Helen was born September 27, 1949 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Charles and Eunice Urbik Robertson.

She graduated from Winchester High School in 1967 and attended the University of Kansas. Helen ran the bookkeeping and administration for Everley Roofing, Heating, and Air until she and her husband retired in 1990.

After retiring, she worked at multiple flower shops in Eudora and Linwood and volunteered at the gift shop at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She loved gardening, and for more than 20 years was well known throughout the Eudora community for planting flowers around the city to decorate the main public areas.

She was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed traveling to spend time with her family.

She married Phillip Allen Everley on November 29, 1969 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death May 23, 2016.

Survivors include her three sons, Mark (Rita) Everley, Kansas City, MO, Patrick Everley, Arlington, VA, Steven (Whitney) Everley, Irving, TX; four grandchildren, Hayden, Parker, Lucia, and Ainsley; and her brothers Steve Robertson, Lawrence, KS, Jim Robertson, Topeka, KS, and Paul Robertson, Phoenix, AZ.

The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel, Eudora, KS.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to the Eudora United Methodist Church or the Eudora Boy Scouts and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.



22 Condolences

  1. Peggy Maczuga on April 11, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    A wonderful woman has left our lives. I met Helen a year ago and sensed I had met a special person. Helen has always been positive despite her health problems. She is a wonderful example to all of us. Helen believed in getting on with your life and she practiced this belief. When I prayed for her last night, I thanked God for the opportunity to know and spend time with her.

  2. Joyce Vines on April 11, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Helen brought sunshine and laughter into my life and everyone around her. Always positive and now I realize a huge role model. Traveling with Helen was an adventure and memorable. My heart is broke because a great friend has left us, yet heaven has another Angel, and I will always have great memories. Thank you God for the great times with Helen!! ❤️❤️

  3. Joe and Donna Ketchum on April 12, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Helen was truly a blessing to so many. She was kind, caring and a tenderhearted friend to many. Joe and I are sad at your loss and will keep her grown children, Mark, Patrick and Steven and their families in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Darla Bass on April 12, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I’m incredibly heart broken that Helen is no longer with us physically. Yes, Heaven gained another angel. Helen was an amazingly wonderful person. I had the honor of calling her my friend. We traveled together and she always made our tours more fun. Even though I knew her time left on Earth was short, we had made plans for one more trip together. So, Helen, I know we are not making that trip together but I know you are in Heaven with your hula skirt on dancing on the sand. You made it home, my friend. I will forever remember you for the loving and truly kind person you were. You made a positive impact on my life, as well as, many others.

  5. Jim & Bert Oestreich on April 12, 2018 at 11:23 am

    So glad we got to know Helen on our trips together. Such a kind person & always so upbeat despite her health problems. We will miss her smile & positive outlook on life. We will keep her family in our thoughts & prayers.

  6. Ron Wineinger on April 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Sorry to hear of her passing . My parents thought alot of her & Phil. My parents lived on east 7th in the 60’s

  7. Tina Roach on April 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Helen was such a wonderful lady she was always so sweet to me and my family I was her neighbor when I was a kid and she always fed me -gave me treats and had a beautiful smile and hug when I left ! Prayers for the whole family !

  8. Dale and Vicky Hofer on April 12, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    So very sad to hear of Helen’s passing. She was such a kind and caring person. She will most definitely be missed! Praying for Mark, Patrick and Steven and their families during this very difficult time.
    Dale and Vicky Hofer

  9. Tom and Genny Davidson on April 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Mark, Patrick and Steven: Our hearts go out to you and your families. Your parents were kindness personified. There are no words that can replace the presence of your parents in your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  10. Linda and Robbie Orr on April 12, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    So very sad to hear this. Helen raised 3 wonderful sons and was such a kind, nice person. She will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Helen.

  11. Georgia and Gary Vestal on April 12, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Helen was truly a beautiful person inside and out. We will miss her greatly. Helen and I were cheerleaders together along with our friend, Sharon. Helen, Sharon and Louise were on the Homecoming Court together. Winchester High School classmates!! We celebrated 50 years last May. Recently, we had renewed our high school friendships and were trying to meet monthly for lunch. We are so thankful for the time we had with Helen. She was always beautiful, always upbeat, and always the perfect lady. The four of us had planned to go to Tulip Time in Topeka this coming Monday. You will be in our hearts forever, Helen.

  12. JL on April 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    An absolute gem. Truly sorry for your loss. Your parents were both exceptional and kind, and full of humor and laughter. My sincere condolences.

  13. Tom and Dee Jerome on April 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. Helen was one of a kind and a truly beautiful person.

  14. Cathy Reid on April 12, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Heaven has gained a Beautiful Precious Angel! My heart is broken that we will no longer be able to see her beautiful smile or hear that sweet voice of hers. She was a very gracious woman and was friends with anyone she came in contact with!! I feel very bad for the boys, but more for the grandchildren who will no longer get to have her in their lives!! She was a wonderful friend and I will miss her!!

  15. Julie (Lee) Avila on April 13, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Mark, Patrick, Steven and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Helen was so kind and just so full of joy. I am thankful I got to know her during my high school years. She will be missed deeply by many. Praying for you as you grieve, that you would be comforted.

  16. Holly Kracl on April 13, 2018 at 5:26 am

    We lost a wonderful lady who loved her family and community so much. Helen brightened my day with her smile everytime I saw her. Prayers and peace for all her family.

  17. Dorothy Dunlap on April 13, 2018 at 6:58 am

    I enjoyed traveling with Helen. She always had a smile for everyone. I wish we could have had more trips together, but I know she enjoyed her final trip the most.

  18. Janet Depetre on April 13, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Helen was truly a blessing to those who met her. I had the privilege of traveling with Helen. Such a beautiful person, you felt you were instant friends. I will miss her. Keeping family in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Jan Mason on April 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    What can we say that hasn’t already been said. Reading the previous condolences, one word stands out to me to describe Helen. She was truly gracious. I admired her very much
    Jan (Skulskie) Mason

  20. Marilyn Wilson on April 13, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Helen was an angel! Jimmy mowed their lawn for the last several years.. Inturn Helen would make sure I had mums in the fall and planted my containers in the spring. We have wonderful memories of them at our lake house. I made fudge for them every year for Christmas. Helen was included in all of our family celebrations. We all loved her so much. We
    Will miss her.

  21. Arlene M WAY on April 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Helen was such a kind sweet lady,I only knew her a short time but it felt like a life time she told me about planting flowers and when .I will truy miss my new friend

  22. Nancy Smelser on April 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. We were friends ‘in the garden’. Helen was a delight to know, and contributed so much to our Master Gardener group, sharing her time, knowledge, and beautiful plants from her greenhouse. We will miss her smile and are truly sorry to say goodby to a friend.

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