Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions can be made to National Day of Prayer or Calvary Baptist Church, Butler, Missouri. Online condolences may sent to www.schowengerdtchapel.com.
Eva May Jantz, age 86, formerly of Butler, Missouri, died November 25, 2016 at University Village Skilled Nursing Facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born June 4, 1930 to Albert E Pritchett and Katie Marriott Pritchett in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Eva grew up in Mount Hope, Kansas, and graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1948. . She graduated from Halstead (KS) Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. Eva and Don were married on August 13, 1955 at First Baptist Church in Newton, Kansas. Eva graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1957. She worked at Bates County Memorial Hospital from 1958 to 1966. She worked as Director of Nurses at Countryside Nursing Home (Medicalodge) for twelve and a half years from 1966 to 1981. She took a three year sabbatical from Countryside and worked as a school nurse for the Butler School District from 1973 to 1976. Over the years she worked at many institutions in Kansas City, Butler, Nevada and Appleton City.
She had a deep love for Jesus Christ and dedicated many hours of service to the church in leading music, teaching Sunday School, Training Union, and Vacation Bible School, spearheading National Day of Prayer observances, and being a sponsor for Youth For Christ club and a counselor and camp nurse at Youth for Christ camps.
Eva is survived by her husband of 61 years, Donald of Tulsa; three sons, Bob and wife Min and son Mark, Bill and wife Kathy and son Michael of Tulsa, and Jim of Columbia, Missouri; and two sisters, Ruth Megli of Newton, Kansas, and Mary Barker of Topeka, Kansas; and numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Pritchett and Harold Pritchett.