Eula Oxandale 1930-2022
Eula Elisabeth Oxandale, 91, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Salina.
Eula was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Sabetha. She was the first of two children born to Howard and Theda Bixby. She married Warren Oxandale on Oct. 23, 1948. Together they raised four children on a farm south of Wetmore.
Eula worked for many years as the secretary for the Wetmore schools. Secretary was her title, but she was much more than that to everyone there. She was active in the American Legion, 4-H and the Methodist Church. She was blessed with a beautiful voice and was asked to sing for many weddings, funerals and other special occasions.
Eula moved to Salina in 1996 to be closer to two of her children and grandchildren. She worked part-time for Jostens and did volunteer work for Salina Regional Health Center. She thoroughly enjoyed visiting schools with Jostens and interacting with all the students.
Eula was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Theda Bixby; her husband, Warren; and her oldest son, Timothy Oxandale. Eula was cherished and will be so missed by her family. Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Troutfetter (George) of Salina; two sons, Brian Oxandale (Kim), Salina, and Brad Oxandale (Sherry), Kearney, Mo.; a brother, Robert (Penny) Bixby, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Eula requested her family gather and celebrate her life privately. There will be no public services. In addition to being a devoted mother to four children, Eula will also be remembered by her distinct ability to connect with people, learning about their family and friends, then connecting them to people that she knew as well. She was well versed in her genealogy, as well as others.
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