Eva Irene Shults, age 92, of Quincy, died Friday, August 14, 2020, at 1:30 am in Sunset Home.
Eva was born July 4, 1928 in Palmyra, MO, the daughter of Vaden L. and Phoebie L. Bateman Sutton. She married M. Eugene Shults on September 27, 1947 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on February 8, 1968.
Eva was a graduate of Palmyra High School and attended Hannibal-LaGrange College. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she started working in 1970 as the secretary. Eva was an extremely active member, and she was heavily involved in youth and missionary ministries. In 1979, she and her daughter, Phyllis, started The Glass Works stained glass company. Eva continued as an owner / operator until 2016.
Survivors include two children: Phil (Joy) Shults of Quincy; and Phyllis (Rod) Snodgrass of Palmyra, MO; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Bill) Kigar of Woodville, OH; Christy (Jay) Wavering of Chatham, IL; Joe (Gretchen) Shults of Columbia, MO; Julie (Bill) Schisler of Columbia, MO; and Heather Snodgrass of Nashville, TN; and 16 great grandchildren: Joseph, Jonathon, Olivia, and Justin Kigar; Clara, Lola, and Nora Wavering, Jackson; Tyler, Wilson, and Maggie Shults; Brady and Brooke Sohn; and Madison, Ellie, and Parker Schisler.
In addition to her husband, Eva was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Les "Bud" Sutton; and a granddaughter, Michelle Crawley.
Eva's family would like to thank the staff at Sunset Home for all of the loving care that they provided.
Services: 10:00 am Monday, August 17, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. David Bower and Rev. Wayne Manago officiating. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend the service.
Visitation: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sunday August 16, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend the visitation.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, IL.
Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church Missions or Sunset Home Activity Fund.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I will always remember the good times we had while growing up at Calvary. Prayers for you Phil, Phyllis and your families. Sorry we missed the services but didn’t know until too late. Chris & Warren Loos
So sorry to hear & sympathies to Phyllis & family... Bob & Terri Brewer
My thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis, Phil and their families. I remember Eva very fondly from Glass Works on Hampshire where I signed up for a beginners class she was teaching . Needless to say, I caught the fever and spent numerous hours there over many years. There I got to know most the close knit Shults/Snodgrass family members who wandered in there from time to time. Eva was undoubtedly the matriarch, loved and respected by her children and adored by her grandchildren. She loved nothing better than to chat with her customers but she was also a good listener. People sensed her interest and warmth and I know she touched many lives including my own.
My thoughts and prayers go to Phyllis and family for Eva. She was a long time friend and I loved her so much. May she rest in peace.
The family is in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻
What an impact Eva made at calvary; She is still there thru the eye of our memories
hi lee hamilton i have found memories of eva from years ago phil and joy will always be my friends sorry for your loss
My condolences to the Shults family. It was great to have known Eva, such a wonderful lady!
My condolences to the Shults family as each one remembers how Eva's life touched their life. Eva had a sweet testimony and was a true servant of the Lord. My parents considered Eva as a dear friend. I am sure her love for missionaries was a frequent topic of conversation with them. Phil and Phyllis, I will especially be praying for you. I have fond memories of my teenage years at Calvary with you. May God give you the comfort and strength you need each day.
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