Eva Mae McCaughey

February 26, 1943 — March 31, 2024

Service Details

Eva Mae (West) McCaughey, age 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at Wesley Acres.

Eva Mae was born February 26, 1943, in Coatsville, Missouri, working for Dahl’s for many years, and retiring from Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

She married her sweetheart, Keith McCaughey, on July 6, 1963. Eva Mae was a devoted wife and loyal friend. She was very humble and extremely kind. Always giving to others and someone you could always depend on. She will be lovingly remembered as a provider, devoted woman of God, and ultimate lover of her family.

Her hobbies included singing, playing music- guitar and harmonica, and dancing. She was an expert writer of poems, music, and even a children’s book (unpublished). She enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, Vikings football, and attending her grandkids sporting events.

She is survived by her children, Rhonda McCaughey, Keith McCaughey, Jr. (Barb), Debi Ibeling, and Misty Rand (Joseph); grandchildren, Keith McCaughey III (Brooklyn), Brad McCaughey (Ashley), Alex Rand, Cole Rand (Tia), Aubrie Robel, and Ryan Rand; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ayla, Braylee, Everett, Landri, Vera, and Milani; sisters, Faye Clark and Linda Cox; brothers, Elmer West, Linn West, and Larry West; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Eva Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Keith McCaughey; parents, Aubrey and Iva West; and brothers, Dwaine West, Cloyd West, William West, Jerry West, and Edwin West.

Services will be held at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines on Thursday, April 4, 2024. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery after the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association in loving memory of Eva Mae.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Wesley Acres and Wesley Life Hospice for the compassionate care of Eva Mae.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.