Evelyn Schmittel McKenna

evelyn mckenna

April 17, 1933 ~ May 1, 2021

Born in: Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

Evelyn Schmittel McKenna age 88 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

She was a native of Pittsburgh, PA and lived in Stone Mountain for the last 51 years. She retired from Emory University Hospital in 1998.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J. McKenna, her parents, Howard and Lillian Schmittel and her 11 siblings. She is survived by daughters, Theresa McKenna and Kathleen McKenna; her sons, Dan McKenna and his wife Shari, Tim McKenna and Michael McKenna; grandsons, Dan McKenna and his wife Kayla, Mike McKenna and his wife Ashly and Anthony McKenna and his wife Samantha; seven great grandchildren.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Stone Mountain. Father Paschal Amagba will serve as celebrant. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Evelyn’s memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Corpus Christi Church for whom she volunteered for many years or your favorite charity. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Stone Mountain.

“Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love”
Mother Teresa


Visitation: May 5, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Funeral Mass: May 6, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
600 Mountain View Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083



Floral Hills Memory Gardens
3000 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084


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  1. CandleImageThinking of you all during this difficult time. She was a wonderful woman – inside and out. A “Granny” to many beyond her very own grands. She will be dearly missed. Glad G finally has someone up there to keep him straight.

  2. My neighbor, my friend, my “Mom”, my “sister”, my advisor for over 40 years. The McKenna/ Shallenberger bond was forged by this wonderful loving person. I will miss you always.

  3. CandleImageI still remember standing in the neighbor’s yard, at about four years old, and watching as the McKenna’s moved into their new house in Stone Mountain. As if her five kids were not enough to occupy her time, Evelyn cared for all the rest of us kids who played in the neighborhood. I know it must have been stressful for her with her kids and others running in and out of her house ten times a day, but she never showed it. Theresa, Dan, Tim, Kathy and Michael, God Bless all of you! Mom’s are so special, and I’m glad you had your Mom with you as long as you did. Rest in Peace, Evelyn.

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