MEADE — John William (Bill) Eudaley, 88, died early Sunday morning Dec. 1, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade. Born March 16, 1925 in Marlow, Okla., he was the son of Oscar W. and Anna M. (Dawson) Eudaley. He graduated from Carnegie High School in Carnegie, Okla. John was a veteran serving from 1943-1946, in the United States Navy Seabees. He later received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Emporia State University. On June 4, 1950, he married Lois A. Wheeler in Emporia. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2013. After their marriage, he was high school principal at Americus, Lyons and Harveyville. He later took a position at Fort Riley as an Education Specialist until his retirement. The couple made their home in Manhattan for over 50 years and the last four years lived in Meade.
John attended the Church of the Nazarene. He loved golfing and attending Manhattan High School and Kansas State University football games. He was a member of Stagg Hill Golf Club, NEA, NARFE, and The American Legion.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Norsworthy and husband Steve of Meade, and Debbie Brown and husband Dale of Great Bend; a sister, Rhama Weaver of Duncan, Okla.; three brothers, Marcus (Jaquetta) Eudaley of Bethany, Okla., Leonard (Jeanie) Eudaley of Topeka, and Lawrence (Donna) Eudaley of Emporia; five grandchildren, Dana (Mike) Hansen, Sherry (JT) Elder, Darren (Hannah) Norsworthy, Amber (Cameron) Chambers, and Tyler Brown; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia, with military honors by Ball-McColm Post #5 American Legion, and Lowry-Funston Post #1980 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions to the Manhattan Church of the Nazarene or the Beam Senior Center, Meade, may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at robertsblue.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home*
605 State Street
Emporia, Ks. 66801
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Dec. 3, 2013