Evis Stagner

February 9, 1924February 12, 2013
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Evis E Stagner,89, passed away the evening on February 12, 2013, with little warning at Baylor Medical Center in Irving TX. Funeral services will be 3pm Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, Dalworth Chapel. Visitation will be held prior, at 12pm. A graveside service will be officated by Pastor Mix Williams at a future date. She was born at home on February 9,1924 on a cotton farm in Hamilton, Texas, to Julius E Munday and Edna Pearl (Stanford) Munday. She had five brothers and four sisters. Her upbringing taught her the value of honest labor, and that faith and family were the most important things of all. These core values would define her for the rest of her life; never turning away a family member in need and remaining steadfast in her unshakeable faith in God. Working in a cotton field as a teenager she met the man who would become the love of her life, Russell Stagner, a man of unimpeccable character. They wed August 12, 1944, at the ages of twenty and twenty one, before Russell was drafted in the army, where he fought the Pacific conflict of WWII, and then moved to Grand Prairie in 1946. A fifty year member of Westridge Baptist Church, she ran the nursery for thirty years. After Russell's death in 1972, she worked at Rocky Mountain Bank Note for twenty years, retiring at the age of 69. She was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and her husband. Evis is survived by her brother VB Munday, sisters Eunice Rowe, Faye Crumley, and Myrtice Phears; her daughter, Gayla Sowell, husband Gene, their son Ricky Stagner, his wife Lisa, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and uncounted nieces and nephews. In the end, this soft spoken woman, found herself the Matriarch of a family that will not be the same without her. MeMe we will miss you.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Carol and Tim Graves

February 17, 2013

Gayla, Kelly, Ricky and families. Evie was a wonderful person. I have such sweet memories of her. We were all blessed to have known her. May God comfort you thru this time. Love you all !!

Debbie Williams

February 16, 2013

Gayla and family - So, so sorry for your loss. We loved Evie and we love you sweet lady. She was a precious woman and God blessed you with that honor. We will praying you through this! Much love, Mix and Debbie

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February 16, 2013


Tim and Carol Graves

February 16, 2013

One of the kindest, gentle and loving women I have ever known. So many memories of Evie, how blessed we all were to have known her. Gayla, Kelly, Ricky and family .. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's comfort be with you through your loss. We love you !

Sherrie Berry

February 16, 2013

She was such a sweet person!! Our prayers are with you!!

Patty Brawner-Burris

February 15, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Mrs. Evie was a Wonderful Godly Woman and a Blessing to all.

Patricia Yates

February 15, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We Love You!

Tammy Carroll Martin

February 15, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of all the times together as you celebrate a life well lived. She was a woman after God's own heart, bringing Proverbs 31 to life by her quiet example.

Pat Barbour

February 15, 2013

Gayla & Ricky,
You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanne & Jessica Ischy

February 15, 2013

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all!