ElFrieda M (Eubank) Wise, 81, of Gardner, passed away July 19, 2011 at her home surrounded by her husband and children. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:00 am Sat., July 23, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 555 W Main, Gardner, KS. Burial follows at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Visitation 6:00 to 9:00 pm Fri., July 22, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Rosary at 8:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com
ElFrieda was born March 3, 1930 in Kansas City, KS to William and Margaret (Baldschun) Eubank. A lifetime resident of Kansas, ElFrieda grew up in Shawnee, KS and graduated from Shawnee Mission North (Rural) in 1948 before marrying Robert J Wise on Oct. 20, 1951. Robert and ElFrieda had 15 children; 10 boys and 5 girls. They moved to Gardner from Olathe in 1974. ElFrieda was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She enjoyed being the wife of a dairy farmer and homemaker. In her spare time she loved to sew, quilt, crochet and garden. ElFrieda either froze or canned almost everything from her garden and enjoyed sharing with her family, friends and neighbors.
ElFrieda was preceded in death by her parents, son Paul Wise and brother William Eubank. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Robert (Bob); nine sons and five daughters: Joseph A Wise, Gardner, KS, Robert J Wise, Jr. (Becky), Buffalo, MO, Connie M Ryan (Bill), Shawnee, KS, Elizabeth A Hiatt (Bobby), Paola, KS, Nancy J Archer (Jim), Gardner, KS, Louise J Holton (Terry), Tonganoxie, KS, George H Wise, Gardner, KS, Ralph E Wise (Dana), Edgerton, KS, Andrew J Wise, Gardner, KS, Mark A Wise, Gardner, KS, Fred A Wise, Wellsville, KS, Steven T Wise (Debbie), Eudora, KS, Darrell W Wise, Olathe, KS, Peggy S Rucker (Tom), Gardner, KS; 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Carol Eubank, Shawnee, KS, Martha Moroney (Leo), Shawnee, KS, Marguerite Van Meter (Charles), Bella Vista, AR, and Wilma McReynolds, Shawnee, KS.