Margaret E. Eilts

Funeral services for Margaret E. Eilts, 93, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Norwood officiating. Private burial will be at a later date.

Mrs. Eilts died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Mar. 3, 1919, in Zurich, Kan. to William R. & Myrtle A. Cochran Sutor, and graduated from Baldwin H.S.

She was the officer manager for Dr. Gary Joyce, O.D., and retired in 2000 after 30 years of service. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, and enjoyed spending time with family.

She married Lee E. Eilts on May 2, 1942, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. He died in 1974. Also preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include daughter Sonjia (Bob) Payne, Lawrence, and son Brent (Yvonne) Eilts, Irvine, Ky.; granddaughter Kelly (J.C) Toth; and great grandchildren Christopher and Natalie Toth.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the church or the American Lung Association, in care of funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.