Eula Mae Parker 93, formerly of Manhattan and Wamego died in Plano, Texas on Sept. 15, 2019. She was born to John and Anna Taylor on Sept. 5, 1926 in Manhattan, Kansas, and was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. She was baptized on Oct. 17, 1926 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Manhattan.
She attended Manhattan schools and graduated from Kansas State University, with a major in Music (organ - major instrument), and a minor in English, and was active in the Honorary Sorority, Mu Phi Epsilon.
After college Eula Mae taught English at Washington High School in Washington, Kansas and received a Lifetime Teaching Certificate. After teaching, she worked in the accounting department at Kansas Farm Bureau Insurance Company and gave private piano lessons. Eula Mae was her husband’s office manager for many years when he had an office in their home.
On Aug. 23, 1952, Eula Mae and Leonard Parker were married at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Manhattan, Kansas and were later blessed with two sons, David and Larry. David and his wife, Nancy, blessed them with two grandchildren Michael and Katie. Larry and his wife, Sue, blessed them with one grandson, Adam. Adam was born 5 months after the untimely death of Larry. Michael and his wife Erica have blessed them with two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Emersyn Parker. Emersyn was born on Eula Mae's 93rd birthday, Sept. 5, 2019.
Eula Mae was an active member in many organizations including: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Alpha Club, Walther League, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Organ Guild, Manhattan Country Club, Portia Club, and several other Federated Clubs and organizations. Eula Mae enjoyed volunteering in the Gift Shop at the Manhattan Hospital for 27 years.
Eula Mae is survived by her husband Leonard of the home in Frisco, Texas; her son David (Nancy) of Frisco, Texas; daughter-in-law Sue (Jim) Mowder of Topeka; three grandchildren, Michael (Erica) Parker of Spring, Texas; Katie Parker of Frisco, Texas; Adam Mowder of Washington, DC.; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Emersyn Parker; two sisters-in-law Audrey Parker, Owatonna, Minnesota and Joyce Bohler of Statesboro, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Larry and two sisters, June Yeaton and Lois Stelter.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, September 21st, at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 330 Sunset Street, Manhattan, with Reverend Michael J. Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the Wamego City Cemetery in Wamego.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Lutheran Hour or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Online condolences may me left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.