Evelyn Sue Kneuven

December 14, 1937January 21, 2020

Evelyn Sue Kneuven or Sue as she was known, 82, of Gladstone, Missouri passed away on Tuesday January 21, 2020 surrounded by her family.

Sue was born December 14, 1937 to Floyd and Hildreth Shackelford in Claycomo, Missouri. Sue enjoyed a long career as the Western District Federal Jury Administrator. She implemented a program for at risk youth that is still in place today.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, June Wright; and her brother-in-law, Allen Wright and her great granddaughter, Lakelynn Alicia Hummel.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Larry; her children, Tracy Kneuven; Stephanie (Mark) McCullough, and Larry, II Kneuven; grandchildren, Kaleb Hummel, Kole Hummel, Keaton Hummel, and Ben Patrick; her great grandchildren, Rylen Hummel and Gracelynn Hummel, and her favorite granddog, Petunia.

Sue was a lover of people. She loved to watch them, she loved to be with them and she certainly collected them as friends and adopted family. Her great joy in life was to love all who would let her. Sue told stories and wanted to make sure you paid attention to her stories as they were meant to be shared with others.

If you were meeting her for the first time or seeing her for the 100th time, she would come at you with a giant hug and kiss. Those were given out freely to all. And don’t you dare try to get away, because she would then have to “steal” them.

Sue was creative and spent time with her friends and family making all sorts of projects from Candy houses at Christmas to candles for an event.

She loved to do the jitterbug in the kitchen with anyone who would dance with her.

Sue loved to spend time with her family, but most of all her grandchildren. They were the joy of her life. And she would share with everyone about them and how much she loved and adored them.

This incredible woman will be missed by all that were ever in her presence. She had a gentle way about her that made you feel loved. That was her biggest gift. Celebration of Life will be 12 PM Sunday January 26, 2020 with a visitation from 10-12 at White Chapel Funeral Home.


  • Floyd Shackelford, Father (deceased)
  • Hildreth (Pastern) Shackelford, Mother (deceased)
  • June Wright, Sister (deceased)
  • Allen Wright, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Larry Kneuven, Husband
  • Tracy Kneuven, Daughter
  • Stephanie McCullough (Mark), Daughter
  • Larry Kneuven, II, Son
  • Kaleb Hummel, Grandson
  • Kole Hummel Hummel, Grandson
  • Keaton Hummel, Grandson
  • Ben Patrick Floyd, Grandson
  • Evelyn also leaves behind two great grandchildren, Rylen Hummel and Gracelynn Hummel, and her favorite grand-dog, Petunia.

  • Kaleb Hummel
  • Kole Hummel
  • Keaton Hummel
  • Tim Hamilton
  • Brandon Culver
  • Thomas Hamilton
  • Eric Moss
  • Brandon Moss

  • Salvation Army
  • Northland Christmas Store


  • Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 26, 2020


Evelyn Sue Kneuven

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Pat Brune

January 26, 2020

I worked with Sue at the Court for her entire career. I will always remember her true love for the process of her jury work and how she personally cared for every juror called to serve. She was the best representative of the jury system possible. I also will forever be in her debt when my younger sister became ill and died after six months of family trauma. Sue supported me and my family through it all with her personal demonstrations of faith. Her love for all of us was tangible and taught us how to share it with others we have met through life when similar tragic circumstances occur. Thank you, Sue. Rest well.

Jennifer Shafer

January 24, 2020

Sue you were such a beautiful soul. You taught me so much about life and loving Jesus. You were a great influence on me as I was growing up and I will always remember the wonderful times we had together. Rest in peace.