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Lois A. Eudaley

By The Mercury

Lois (Wheeler) Eudaley, 84, died Friday, October 25, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade.

She was born Feb. 27, 1929, in rural Gridley, the daughter of Chester Arthur and Audrey Aileen (Wilson) Wheeler. As a young girl, she attended the Emporia school system, graduating from Emporia High School.

On June 4, 1950, she married John “Bill” Eudaley in Emporia. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Manhattan for 53 years. Over the years she was a homemaker and later in life she worked as a cook for USD 383.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Manhattan. She enjoyed working outdoors, working in various capacities at her church, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Eudaley of Meade; daughters, Linda Norsworthy and husband Steve of Meade and Debbie Brown and husband Dale of Great Bend; a brother, Ralph Wheeler and wife Evora 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 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28,  at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia. Memorial contributions to the Children’s Ministries of the Manhattan Church of the Nazarene or the Meade Church of the Nazarene may be sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

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