Myrna Mae Eis, 80, of McPherson, passed away on May 31, 2018, at The Cedars Health Care Center.
She was a retired elementary school teacher and librarian, teaching in Downs, Galva and Inman.
Myrna was born on Dec. 16, 1937, in McPherson, the daughter of Lewis Martin and Mary Ruth (Stonebraker) Nelson. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1955, McPherson College in 1961, and Emporia State Teacher’s College in 1972. Myrna was united in marriage to Beverly Leonard Eis on May 20, 1961, in McPherson. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1963.
She was a member of McPherson Church of the Brethren, American Quilter’s Society, Gently Aged Ladies Quilting Group, Kansas Quilters Organization, and McPherson Area Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include: two sons, CW3 Walter Eis (Michelle) of Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and Martin Eis (Sharon) of Florissant, Missouri; siblings, Charles Nelson of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Laurel Williams (Larry Rynearson) of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and Mabel Friesen (Dennis) of McPherson; three grandchildren, Matthew Eis, Sarah Goda (Caleb), and Rebecca Eis; and numerous nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Mary Caruthers.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, at McPherson Church of the Brethren with Rev. Chris Whitacre officiating. A private burial will follow the service at McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to McPherson Church of the Brethren or the Gently Aged Ladies Quilting Group in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.