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Eva Eulene Schuler

December 31, 1932 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Eva Eulene Schuler, 90 of Metropolis, formerly of Odin, IL, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2023 at Massac Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Joey Dunning officiating. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Eva Eulene graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Ph.D. in Nursing. After graduation, she was a missionary nurse in Indonesia. She retired as a nursing instructor at Kaskaskia College in Illinois. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis and loved to travel. Eva Eulene was quite the adventure seeker, visiting places such as China, Japan and Russia, where she smuggled a Bible into the country during a time when Christianity was not allowed. She was very family-oriented and the record keeper in her large, close-knit family of 8 siblings, researching genealogy extensively and documenting everyone’s birthdates, marriages and beyond. If you had a question about the family, you called Eulene. She was a special lady that is going to be deeply missed.

Eva is survived by her daughter, Trina Schuler (David Kebsch); granddaughter, Tiffany Spataro; sister-in-law, Catherine Dunning; nieces and nephews, Gene Dunning (Beverly), Tim Thornley (Betty), Randy Thornley, Sam Dunning (Laura), Gina Dunning (Butch Jones), Ron Dowell, Sherry McCoy (Mike), Joey Dunning (Patti), Scott Dunning (Lisa), and Jon Thornley (Melissa); several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Gertrude (Kingsley) Dunning; husband, Henry Schuler; sisters, Lucille Dowell and Ava Erlene Thornley; brothers, Fred Dunning, Jack Dunning, Hillis Dunning, Lelbert “Leb” Dunning, and Sam V. Dunning; one nephew, Jack Dunning Jr.

Memorial contributions may be given in Eva Eulene’s name to Project Hope, P.O. Box 125, Metropolis, IL 62960. Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis.

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Graveside Service
September 2, 2023

10:00 AM
Metropolis Memorial Gardens
2824 North Ave
Metropolis, IL 62960


Project Hope Humane Society
PO Box 125, Metropolis IL 62960
Tel: 1-618-524-8939


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