Eva Belle (Butts) Kurz, age 104, of Vandalia, passed away at 12:05 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.
Visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
A service is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be the Rev. Helen McFarland. Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Eva Belle (Butts) Kurz was born on December 6, 1910 in Vandalia, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Louis and Clara Josephine (Faust) Butts.
She married Edward Orlow Kurz; he preceded her in death in 1980.
She grew up, attended schools, and graduated from Vandalia High School in 1928. Eva Belle also attended and graduated from William Woods College. She was the senior member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church and had the longest membership.
She was a full-time homemaker but was active in many activities outside the home. Eva Belle was an avid bridge player and was well known for her quality ceramic pieces.
Survivors include two sons-Charles E. Kurz, of New Castle, Indiana and Louis A. Kurz; four grandchildren-Ricci Atchison, Rick Kurz, Julie Kurz, and Jan VanBoening; four great-grandchildren-Brock Atchison, Kaycie Gatch, Jeremy Kurz, and Abigail Moore; and three great-great-grandchildren-Hannah Atchison, Persephone Gatch, and Skye Kurz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orlow, and one half-brother, Marlin Butts.
Memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia United Methodist Church.