- Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Inc., Obituaries, 21 Jul 2019
Eula Gaye Eilts, 87, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 2:30 pm, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at her home. She was born March 28, 1932 in Crawley, West Virginia to Jennings Bryan and Zenna Marshall (Walkup) Hunter.
Gaye married Theodore "Ted" Eilts in Columbia City, Indiana on September 25, 1954; he died December 7, 2001. She was a professional artist, won the Hoosier Salon Award of Indiana several times, had her paintings hang in the Indiana Capitol Building, and was recognized on the steps of the U.S. Capitol by Sen. Birch Bayh for her artwork. Gaye was a member of the Wabash Garden Club and the Art Guild. She enjoyed mushroom hunting, playing cards, ginsenging, cooking, and antiquing.
She is survived by three children, Lt. Col. (Ret) Ted B. (Lori Lynn) Eilts of Alexandria, Louisiana, Timothy (Virginia "GiGi") Eilts of Wabash, Lori (Bill) Rushin of Greenwood, Indiana; six grandchildren, Emma Leigh Eilts of Tuscon, Arizona, Timothy Edward Eilts, and Stephen Wyatt Eilts, both of Wabash, Sarah Lynn Eilts of Shreveport, Louisiana, Isaac Hunter Eilts of Washington, D.C., and Lauren Ashley Rushin of Greenwood, Indiana, and two brothers, Carl (Cora) Hunter and Kirby (Georganne) Blankenship, both of Crawley, West Virginia. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Nia Kay Eilts, four brothers, and six sisters.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-7 pm Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is All Inclusive Playground.
The memorial guest book for Gaye may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.