Eva Myrtle Lancaster

Graveside services for Eva Myrtle Lancaster, 92, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hesper Cemetery, southeast of Eudora, with the Rev. Steve Klinedinst officiating.

Mrs. Lancaster died Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011, at Medicalodges of Eudora.

She was born July 5, 1918, in Eudora, the daughter of Ralph & Ethel Westerhouse Votaw. She was raised and attended schools in the Hesper Community.

Mrs. Lancaster was a homemaker and a snack bar manager at Kroger’s. She also worked at Rusty’s IGA as the bakery manager, and in the Eudora Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria.. She was a member of Hesper Friends Church, and enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and growing flowers.

She married Paul Frazier in 1936 in Eudora. They later divorced. She married Meville L. Lancaster in 1957 in Arkansas. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Vernon Votaw, and two brothers-in-law, Moreland Baldwin and Harold Morley.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Jackson and husband Jim, Topeka, and Evelyn Cotton and husband Hank, Lawrence; two sisters, Dorothy Baldwin, Clinton, and Lela Morley, Eudora; three grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Hesper Friends Church, or the Eudora United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home. 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Janice Bates...

Evy & Helen,

My deepest sympathy at the passing of your mother. She was a very dear lady and I so enjoyed spending time with her. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word.

I will always remember her for all her flowers,red birds, village sets and she was first one to every serve me turkey sloppy joes and I ate it without knowing it and actually liked it!

May your memories help you through this difficult time.

All my love,


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