Evelyn Jean Hilliard Schroter, age 79, Joplin, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022 at Mercy of Joplin.
Evelyn was born April 10, 1943 in West Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Douglas Parker Hilliard and Doris Isabell (Anderson) Hilliard. She graduated from Conard High School in West Harford before attending SUNY University in Albany, NY. She moved to Joplin 34 years ago. She had many interests. She belonged to the Orchid Society of the Ozarks, The Springfield orchid society and at one time the Tulsa orchid society. She was also a member of the Friendly Neighbors club and the Social Order of the Beauceant. She loved spending time with family, and friends and will be greatly missed by many.
In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Damon Charles Schroter; a sister, Margaret “Maggie” Thurston.
Survivors include her children, Jean Schroter of Joplin, Donna Schroter of Ballston Spa, NY, and Scott Schroter of Riverview, FL; grandchildren, Brenna Kay Schroter, Alec Charles Schroter, Damon Charles Schroter; sisters, Beth Fontana of Tampa, FL and Lois Thompson of West Hartford, CT; brother, Russell Hilliard of Lake George, NY; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be Friday, December 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Parker Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Alan McCamey officiating.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.