Evelyn “Gretchen” Tomblinson, 87 of Stover, Formerly of Versailles left us on Sunday September 20th, 2020, at home surrounded by her family. Gretchen was born July 15th 1933 in Gerster MO, the daughter of Grace “Lou” and Clyde Brown. She graduated from high school in 1951 and attended evening classes to learn bookkeeping and business. She was a military wife for most of the next 13 years, moving with her husband Emmett Scott and children all across the U.S.A. as an Airforce Family. In 1965 moving to Versailles and becoming manager then owner for over 20 years of the Standard Café in Barnette MO. After retiring she became a care giver to her friend and neighbor for many years. Her compassion for people was amazing.
She enjoyed listening to country music, gardening, canning and cooking and baking for her family and neighbors.
She is survived her children, Glenda Tietjen and Kent, of Stover. Gretchen Robertson and Rick, of Sedalia. John Scott of Sedalia and Joyce Palmateer and Steve of Lee’s Summit. She leaves behind 14 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marvin Kimball Brown.
The family is planning a celebration of life for a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Golden Age Living Center, PO Box 307 Stover MO in Memory of Evelyn