Eunice L. Ealy, 89, a resident of Parker Personal Care, formerly of Hooker, passed away Friday evening, August 4, 2017 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler with her family by her side.
Eunice was born in Fairview Twp., Butler County, on March 30, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Alice Morrow Bullman.
She was a 1946 graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School and was a member of the Concord Presbyterian Church in Hooker. She enjoyed ceramics, thoroughly reading The Butler Eagle, word search puzzles, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, flower gardening, particularly her favorite flower, pansies.
Eunice had been employed at Kuhn’s Country Store in Hooker, the cafeteria at the North Butler County School District, now Moniteau, and retired following 22 years of service in the laundry department at Butler Memorial Hospital.
She was married in Fairview Twp. on June 9, 1950 to Paul E. Ealy. He preceded her in death on September 17, 1955.
Eunice is survived by two children, Cheryl “Cherie” Sankey, of Butler and Ronald P. Ealy and his wife, Kim, of Hilliards; two grandchildren, Jennifer N. Geibel of West Sunbury and Jarrod P. Sankey and his wife, Tina, of Hilliards; one step granddaughter, Erin Bowser and her husband, Ron, of Butler; four great grandchildren, Wyatt and Owen Geibel of West Sunbury and Kendall and Brendin Sankey of Hilliards; one step great granddaughter, Emily Jensen of Butler; a niece, Helen, who helped Eunice as a caregiver for her children; a brother-in-law and his wife, Glenn “Cy” and Barb Ealy of Chicora, a sister-in-law and her husband, Katie and Bob Scott of Grove City, as well as a number of other nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son-in-law, Larry Sankey, a step great grandson, Ryan Burgoon, five brothers and one sister.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main St., Karns City, from 1 – 4 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. from the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Pascoe, officiating. Interment will be at Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia. Memorial contributions may be made to Parker Personal Care, 103 Seward St., Parker, PA 16049 or the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Dr., Butler, PA 16001. For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.