Eula Caroline (Grider) Wilcox of Little River, KS, formerly of Byars, Oklahoma, died Monday, March 5, 2018 in Lyons, KS, at the age of 96 years 15 days. Gravesite services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Byars Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Eula was born on February 21, 1922 in Byars, OK to Charles Marion & Gertrude Mae (Pierce) Grider, the sixth of nine children. A lifetime resident of Byars until moving to Kansas in 2014 to be close to her son, Eula was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper. On July 6, 1940, Eula was united in marriage to Kenneth Calvin Wilcox. This union lasted sixty-nine years until his death on October 10, 2009. Together they raised two children, Lavon H. and Shirley Jean. Eula loved to play dominoes and worked many a word-search puzzle. She was a wonderful cook and made the best pecan pies. She was kept busy canning produce from the gardens she and Kenneth always raised as well as canning and freezing fish from their many fishing and camping trips.
Eula is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Gertrude Grider; daughter, Shirley Slaughter; brothers, Leonard Grider, Dan Grider; sisters, Lois Acuff, Nora Davis, Floye Boutwell, Lucille New, two infant sisters, Cecil Mae and Fay. Survivors include her son, LaVon Wilcox and wife Marla, of rural Little River, KS; four grandchildren, Kenny Hitch and wife, Regina of Drumright, OK, Monica (Slaughter) Mundell and husband, Scott of Byars, OK, Andrea (Wilcox) Willard and husband, David of rural Lyons, KS, Andrew Wilcox and wife, Molly of Bethlehem, PA; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Byars Senior Center.