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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Eva E. Albright 96, of Rolla

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  • Eva E. Albright of Rolla, Missouri was born February 19, 1917 in Rector, Arkanas to the late Hance and Estella (Ramsey) Beardsley, and entered into rest March 15, 2013 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 96.
    She married James Albright in 1934.  They were very happily married for 73 years.
    Eva’s faith and love for God was most important in her life.
    Her tenacity and hard worked earned her a GED at the age of 40 along with successfully obtaining her cosmetology license.
    Eva travelled all over the United States and to Paris, France.  Considered “California Snowbirds”, her favorite winter home is in Palm Springs.
    Survivors include her daughters Earleen Schaffer & husband Donald of Rolla, Beverly Crawford & husband Gary of Michigan and Kim Albright & partner Chris Strem of Palm Springs, CA; son Ronald Albright & partner Gary Rodrique of New Zealand; grandchildren Debbie Crawford-Gerich, Doneen Kaunley, Kurt Schaffer, Greg Crawford, Eric Schaffer and Dana Johnston; fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild along with several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Albright (2007), son James Ray Albright, brothers Claude and Lee and sisters Viola, Goldie, Opal, Veda and Jewel in addition to her parents.
    Services for Eva E. Albright will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 12 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.  Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 to 12 PM on Saturday, March 23 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri.  Interment will be at St. James Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.
    Memorials are suggested to Seasons Hospice of Springfield, 1831 W. Melville Rd., Springfield, MO 65803.  Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.
    Arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.
    Online condolences may be left by visiting  www.jamesgahrmortuary.com.
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