Alice Ewing

Alice Joan Ewing

Tuesday, September 9th, 1930 - Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Alice Joan Ewing, age 88, of Springfield, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019. She was born in Springfield, MO, September 9, 1930, to the late Vernon Wilbert Pursley and Hazel Christine (Dickensheet) Pursley. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many. Joan enjoyed corresponding and visiting with several friends and family as they were very important and special to her.
Joan attended her elementary years at Pleasant Valley School, then graduated from Rogersville High School in 1948. She grew up on the family farm helping milk the cows, driving the hay truck, and serving through 4-H. She also enjoyed going to the James River with her brothers and cousins. In 1953, Joan graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and worked at the Newspaper.
Joan married Arthur Winston Ewing Jr. June 19, 1960. They lived in Columbia and Edina, MO before moving to West Plains in 1967 and then to Springfield in 1994. She attended the Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church growing up. Then, over the years, she attended First United Methodist Church of West Plains, and Wesley and Schweitzer of Springfield.
Joan is preceded in death by her husband and her parents, her older son, Michael Ewing and two brothers, Ray and Glen Pursley. She is survived by her younger son, Jon Ewing and his wife, Coyeatte, of Springfield, two grandchildren, Erica Richardson and her husband, Chris, of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and Briley Ewing of Springfield, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank Oats Transit and The Maples Health and Rehabilitation for their care of Alice. They also offer special thanks to Fresenius Kidney Care for the attention they have provided to her for the last twelve years.
Visitation will be Friday evening, July 5, from 5:30-7:30 PM, at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, July 6, 10:00 AM at the Morrisville Cemetery, Morrisville, MO.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home South
    441 West Battlefield
    Springfield, Missouri 65807
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  • Service

    Morrisville Cemetery
    1158 East 527th Road
    Morrisville, MO 65710
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  • Interment

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 10:00am
    Morrisville Cemetery
    1158 East 527th Road
    Morrisville, MO 65710
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barb conaway

Posted at 08:09pm
Alice, you will be so missed at the dialysis made having to be there for treatments a little more pleasant.....I will always miss seeing you and miss the notes you wrote to me....


Posted at 09:52am
Jon, Coyeatte, and Ewing Family,
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Jon's Mother, Joan. Your family will be in my daily prayers and thoughts. May God comfort, strengthen, and encourage all of you thru this difficult time. May God bless all of you.
In Christian Love,

Julie Ewing Christensen

Posted at 07:22pm
"Aunt Joan" and I became pen-pals after "Uncle Winston" passed away. I always looked forward to reading her thoughtful and inspiring letters. Her faith was strong and provided her with much comfort, which in turn, helped me. I admire her strength and grace after enduring decades of dialysis. She wrote like she talked. It was almost as if we were sitting in the kitchen chatting together when reading her letters. She loved the simple things in life and she definitely loved her family. I could see her joy and laughter in her letters. In her last letter to me written on June 10th she ended the letter by saying: P.S. Smell the Roses!! Rest in peace dear Joan. Your legacy of love and faith will live on. I will miss reading your letters but I will always carry you in my heart and see you (and Uncle Winston, Dad, Michael, and my Mom) in the roses.

My deepest condolences to Jon (my cousin) and family.

(This picture is from the Ewing family reunion. July 31, 2010)

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