Eleva Irwin

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Eleva Irwin

October 26, 1921 - December 24, 2018

Eleva Irwin Eleva Mae Irwin, age 97, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on October 26, 1921, in Crestline, Kan., to Ray Bradshaw and Betty (Biles) Bradshaw.
Eleva attended Wirtonia grade school and graduated from Riverton High School in the class of 1940. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafts, textile painting, cake decorating and quilt making. Eleva was a member of the Lawton Christian Church and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
She married Eldon (Barney) Irwin on February 28, 1942, in Joplin, Mo. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1991.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Rae Adams; and two brothers, John Bradshaw and Bob Bradshaw.
Eleva is survived by her daughters, Sandra Stehl and husband, Bob, of Overland Park, Kan., Joyce Irwin, of Lawton, Kan.; a son, Garold Irwin and wife, Jenny, of Lawton; grandsons, Colby Irwin and wife, Catherine, of Joplin, and Justin Lapping; 3 great-grandsons, Dakota Lapping, Dawson Lapping and Cole Pfaff; sisters, Barbara Badasci, of Fresno, Calif., Reba Gretz, of Lowell, Ark.; and a brother, Van Bradshaw, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; along with many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 29, at 11 a.m. at Carl Junction Cemetery with Alan "Red" Parker officiating. The family will be present for a visitation on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home, in Carl Junction.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, in care of the funeral home, in her memory.
Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, in Carl Junction.
Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.
Published on December 27, 2018
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