Eldenia R. Wampler, 88, passed away on March 16, 2017
Eldenia Ruth (Park) Wampler, 88, of Augusta, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at home.
Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. with a service to follow at 10 a.m. , Monday, March 20, 2017 at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery Augusta.
Eldenia was born in Burden, Kan. on Dec. 14, 1928. Her biological parents were Samuel and Mabel (Horrocks) Gibbs. Eldenia was one of four siblings: sister, Letha (3 years older); brother, Preston (3 years younger); and brother, Elmer (6 years younger). Due to unfortunate events, the family was dissolved and through the intercession of her school teacher, Eldenia was adopted at age 8 by loving parents, Nora (Brentlinger) and Ivan E. Park of El Dorado, owners of Park Grocery Store. Eldenia graduated from El Dorado High School in May of 1947. Along with her parents, Eldenia moved to Augusta in 1950. They owned and operated businesses in Augusta. One business was The Drummer Boy restaurant where Eldenia met Jimmy Wampler of LaPlata, Mo. Eldenia and Jimmy were married Christmas Day of 1955 at the Park residence on Euclid Street in Augusta. Jimmy and Eldenia resided in Augusta and moved to Wall, SD for several years during the 1960's. Then they returned to Augusta, where they resided since. Besides being a devoted wife and mother, Eldenia worked as a comptometer, bookkeeper, fuel station manager, and Walmart employee before retiring in 1994.
She is survived by: husband Jimmy and their two daughters, Jo Ellen and Janice. Jo Ellen Schreiber and husband Emil of Andover, KS have four grown children with children of their own. Janice Bogner and husband Kevin of rural Augusta, are parents to Jacquelyn Bogner.
Besides spending time with family, Eldenia enjoyed quilting, crafting, gardening, and baking. Eldenia was involved in many church and civic organizations. She will be missed my many family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Amedisys Foundation 250 W. Douglas Suite 101 Wichita, KS 67202.