Evelyn Marie Eisman

June 29, 1931February 17, 2021

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Evelyn Marie Eisman passed away at the age of 89 due to complications of COVID-19.

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Evelyn was born on June 29, 1931 in Kansas City, Kansas to Henry and Clara Herdman. She graduated Washington High School in 1949, and then went on to marry her high school sweetheart, Nick T. Eisman, in November of 1949. Together they had three sons, Nick, Jim, and John, and two daughters, Lisa and Leigh Ann. She held many jobs during her life time including positions at TWA, Motherhood Maternity, and Wyandotte County Courthouse. Although she really enjoyed working for these businesses, her favorite job was being a devoted wife, loving mother, and dedicated grandmother.

Evelyn enjoyed being surrounded by her family, friends, and her beloved dog, Bella. She found joy in her morning coffee that she found again tucked away neatly in the microwave around noon. Throughout her life she enjoyed scrapbooking, making wreaths, ceramics and traveling. Some of her fondest memories were the many family vacations she took. She was known for her quick wit, her hilarious pranks, infectious smile, her compassionate heart, her love for window shopping, and for being the most envied among all her friends for what an amazing family she had.

Evelyn was proceeded in death by her father, Henry, her mother, Clara, her sister, Irene Matthews, her brother, Don Herdman, her husband, Nick Eisman, and her daughter, Lisa Smith. She is survived by her four children Nicholas Eisman, Jim Eisman, John Eisman (Mary Kay), and Leigh Ann Wohletz (Vince). She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins that she loved dearly. A funeral service will be held graveside on Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at Chapel Hill Funeral Homes off of State Ave in Kansas City, Kansas at 1 o’clock p.m. Flowers and donations may be sent to 701 N 94th St. Kansas City, KS 66112.


  • Matthew Eisman
  • Bryan Eisman
  • Chris Eisman
  • Nick Eisman
  • Stacy Eisman
  • Kenny Eisman
  • Alan Eisman
  • Alex Ivanuska


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021


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Mick Buehler

February 21, 2021

Jean and I would like to offer our condolences on the passing of Jim's mother, Evelyn. We always enjoyed her enthusiasm and passion for life. We were always awed with her energy and love of family. Nick and Evelyn did a wonderful job raising Jim and he continues to demonstrate their virtues in his courage and perseverance. We love the members of the Eisman family and hope they will embrace the memories of a quality lady.

Mick and Jean Buehler

Pam Likes

February 20, 2021

I knew her as Chi Chi, a nickname her niece Deanna Herdman Sorg gave her. Sixty years ago when we were at Coronado Jr. High, Chi Chi would always take us places. She was always so generous with her time. These past few summers I got to spend time with her at the Lake of the Ozarks with her nieces Jeannie Gann and Deanna. I so enjoyed her company, her humor and beauty inside and out. She was the kind of person people gravitated to and will be missed by all.
May you Rest In Peace,
Pam Likes

Connie Horner

February 19, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing . I have so many fond memories of Evelyn since I was a kid . Her fun loving spirit , kindness , and laughter touched me and many others . She was so devoted to her family . We will miss her greatly and extend our heartfelt sympathy and love to all her family . We know she is with our Heavenly Father in heaven and at Peace .
With Love and Peace,
Terry and Connie Horner

Gloria Jean Swànson

February 19, 2021

Evelyn I will miss you. We shared a lot of memories. Especially about our daughters. We had some good long phone conversations. You were my Scrabble Buddy. Your family was your world. R.I.P. Evelyn. I love you.

Megan Ashcraft

February 18, 2021

Missing you so much, Grandma!