Eula B. Schroyer, 84, of Taylorville, died at 7:36 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Eula was born on September 29, 1931 in Greenwood Township, the daughter of Ralph and Edna (King) Buckles. She married Herbert W. Schroyer on October 15, 1949, and he preceded her in death on August 31, 2006. Eula worked as a nurse for St. Vincent Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed music, and even played the piano at the hospital and for nursing homes. Eula was very family oriented, and loved her family dearly.
Surviving are her children: Linda Schroyer, of Taylorville; Michael Schroyer (Becky), of Taylorville; James H. Schroyer (Jennifer), of Springfield; Pam Kavafis, of Taylorville; Mindy Linn, of St. Charles, MO; seven grandchildren: Shannon Vitullo, of Chicago; Amanda Schroyer, of Springfield; Christopher Schroyer, of Decatur; Curtis Schroyer, of Arnold, MO; Matthew Schroyer, of Oklahoma City, OK; Aspasia Kavafis and Yanni Kavafis, of Taylorville; six great grandchildren: Alyssa LaPorte; Niko LaPorte; Michael Isaiah Schroyer; Aliann Schroyer; Rueben James Schroyer; Grayson Schroyer; and one great-great grandchild: GiaBella LaPorte.
Along with her husband, Eula was preceded in death by her parents, and seven brothers and sisters.
Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Taylorville. Father Mariadas Chatla will officiate. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m., Friday, January 22, at McClure Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5:30. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to: Taylorville Ministerial Emergency Food Pantry. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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