Etta May Eubanks, 89, Ottawa, Kansas, formerly of the Granby and Diamond, Missouri, communities, entered into rest on Aug. 8, 2017, in Ottawa, Kansas, following a two-month illness.

Etta was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Diamond, Missouri, and lived most of her life in the Granby, Diamond and Neosho area, as well as Tonganoxie, Kansas. She had moved to Ottawa, Kansas in November 2012 from Granby.

Etta had been active in the Meals On Wheels program, OATS, a former member of the Disabled American Veteran’s Auxiliary and a former DAR Member. She enjoyed singing, reading and music and was a member of the Church of Christ. Etta married James Earl Eubanks, Jr. on March 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 2002.

She is survived by five children, Earl G. Eubanks of San Antonia, Texas; Marietta G. (Bill) Wandel of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Paul K. (Ginger) Eubanks of Hermann, Missouri; Donna J. (Rickey) Beardsley of Ottawa, Kansas; and Joy L. (Don) Baragary of Booneville, Missouri; one sister, Mary Ellen Jones of Fayetteville, Arkansas; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James Ray Eubanks in 1995 and a grandson, Rickey L. Beardsley, Jr.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at the West Union Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until service time on Saturday. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Granby.

Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Eastern European Missions, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850 or online at Online condolences may be posted at

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Missouri.