October 24, 2014

Eva Frances Atkinson

Eva Frances Atkinson, 89, of Spring Hill, Kansas passed away June 9, 2014 at BlackHawk Assisted Living in Spring Hill.

Eva was born Jan. 15, 1925 in Greenville, North Carolina to Clyde and Laura Cummings. She grew up in North Carolina then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana when she was a teenager and graduated from a New Orleans High School. She then moved to the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri where she was a flight attendant for Mid-Continent airlines for three years.

Eva married Robert B. Atkinson, Sr. in Kansas City, Missouri. They moved to Overland Park and then to the Stanley, Kansas area in 1964. Eva settled in Spring Hill in the 1990s to be closer to her family.

She enjoyed taking care of her animals on the farm. Eva loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially during the holiday get-togethers. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert in 1973 and brother, Clyde Cummings.

She is survived by children: Robert B. Atkinson, Jr. of Springdale, Arkansas, Steven R. (Tanjia) Atkinson, of Hillsdale, Kansas and Eva M. Prince, of Gardner; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., June 11, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, KS 66083 (913)592-2244. Burial will follow at Lenexa Cemetery, 8805 Pflumm Rd, Lenexa, KS. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., prior to the service, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion of Paola, Kansas. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.

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