Eudora J. McQueen, a valued member of the Delia community, passed away on April 14, 2023, due to injuries sustained in a car accident. She was 90 years old.
Eudora was born on April 15, 1932, in rural Jackson County to Emery E. and Bertha R. (Dibbern) Eakin. She attended Delia High School and graduated in 1950. On October 18, 1952, Eudora married Harold McQueen at the Circleville Christian Church. Together, they worked as farmers and ranchers.
Eudora was an active member of the Delia Presbyterian Church and the UPW. She also served her community in various capacities, including working for the United States Postal Service and USD #321. She was a dedicated member of the election board, and she was recently elected as Republican Committee Woman for Washington Precinct.
Eudora had a talent for crafting and was a member of the Monday quilt group, which started as the Presbyterian Women and later was opened to all ladies of the community. She made over a hundred quilts for family, friends, and the Delia Bazaar. Eudora also helped with concessions at many auctions. She was a member of Delia Pride and a past member of the Eastern Star.
Eudora was preceded in death by her husband Harold, her parents, her twin brother Edward Eakin, and her sister Ivaleu Miller. She is survived by her sons, Lee (Patty) McQueen of Kearney, NE, and Glen McQueen of Delia, and her daughter, Denise (Paul) Virgadamo of New Port Richey, FL. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Megan McQueen of Kansas City, MO, Kurt McQueen of Benton, AR, and Gwen McKay of Oakland, CA.
Funeral services for Eudora will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at the Delia Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at the Delia Cemetery. Friends may visit Eudora's family and pay their respects at Piper Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delia Presbyterian Church, care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences may be left at www.piperfuneralhome.com