Eula Mae Carter, 95, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016. She was born November 22, 1920, in Buffalo, KS, and grew up in Chanute, KS, Garnett, KS, and Kansas City, MO, where she graduated from Westport High School in 1939.
During high school and into early 40’s Eula worked in downtown KC at Robinson Shoe Store.
Eula met Sam Lyle Conway while in a dentist chair at KC Western Dental College in 1939. They eloped to Ohio and were married on January 7, 1940. Lyle entered the Army on November 11, 1940 and Eula moved to their station at Ft. Sill, OK. On April 1, 1941 their son Carl Lyle was born in Anadarko, OK.
When the war started Lyle was sent to South Pacific and Eula returned to KC. Lyle returned late 1945 and on July 26, 1946 Charles Lee was born in KC.
In 1948 Eula and Lyle were encouraged to, and moved to El Dorado Springs and private practice. Curtis Allen was born April 17, 1949 in Nevada.
Eula was a housewife, mother, and partner to her husband during trials and tribulations of their years raising three boys in the 50’s and 60’s.
Lyle passed away in March 1967 and Eula was on her own again. Life was busy during this time but lonely. Something was missing.
Enter Wm Noble Carter. An acquaintance who on August 5, 1969 became her husband. During their marriage they traveled, played cards, worked and together enjoyed life with their family and friends. Eula made a superb choice and spent the next thirty years with her second great husband, a great dad and friend to her sons and a great grandfather to her grandchildren. Noble passed away in 1999.
A tough but loving individual, Eula spent her last years being there for her family. She lost her son, Carl, on December 7, 2002.
Eula is survived by both sisters, Bonnie Murphy of Montrose, Co and Elinor Foote of Granbury, TX; sons, Charley Conway (Donna) of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Curtis Conway (Mary Jo) of Portland, OR; six grandchildren, Christina (Ralph) Nelson, Craig (Shelly) Conway, Carrie (Jamie) Garver, Corey (Ashley) Conway, Jeff (Leah) Conway, and Riley Conway; fourteen great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Eula loved her family and we will remember the family gatherings. Her great cooking and baking skills, Saturday hamburgers, and Eula being a wonderful mom, grandmother, and great grandmother without reservation.