Funeral services for Eula Manser will be 11:00 AM Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10 – 11 AM at the funeral home. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions are in memory of Eula are suggested to the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Adrian, Missouri. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Eula Fern (Jackson) Manser, 102 of Rockville, Missouri passed away July 21, 2014 at her home under the care of her family. Eula was born December 16, 1911 in Bates County, Missouri, daughter of Charles and Rosa (Stark) Jackson. With a lifetime spanning over a century she has witnessed great changes in our lifestyles from driving horses and buggies to the present computer age.
Eula attended various elementary rural schools and completed eighth grade. She was married in 1934 to Carl Manser. They soon moved to a farm near Virginia, Missouri. They lived there until 1992, then they moved to Rockville to be near their daughters because of Carl’s health. Carl passed away December 16, 1992.
Eula was a homemaker who did all the things farm wives of that era did, gardening, canning, raising chickens, sewing for her family and helping her husband on the farm. She preferred outside work to the housework. In addition to crops and various livestock Carl raised Belgian draft horses and mules and they went to many fairs showing their stock, which she really enjoyed. Eula liked to crochet and made doll dresses for her granddaughters, as the grandchildren got older thy each received a crocheted afghan. Later they traveled to several places in the States, sometimes with the companionship of cousins or family members. In 1964 Eula began working as a part-time nurse aide at the Butler Hospital until retiring at the age of 63.
She carried on the heritage of membership in the Primitive Baptist Church with her ancestors being founders of Primitive Baptist Churches in this country. Her membership was in the Bethel Baptist Church in Adrian, Missouri. In later years she attended faithfully for as long as her health permitted.
Eula was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Earnest, Bernie, Carl and Wesley Jackson; sisters Laura Rabourn, Maudie Smith, and Josephine Hockett; and grandchildren Larry Dennis, Calvin Embry, and Debbie Ames. She is survived by her son, Charles Manser and wife Naomi of Boulder, Colorado; daughter Jessie Watson and husband Frank of Rockville; daughter Lavonne Embry and husband Jim of Rockville; grandchildren Marla Scolman, Melissa Wager, Michael Manser, Kathy Harra, Brenda Mart, Janet Stolifer, Jeannie Parmon, Becky Barnhart, Rose DePietro, and Carol Criswell; 12 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.