Eunice Paula (Beal) Rader, age 97, Fairfax, Missouri, died Monday, February 1, 2021, at Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri. Eunice was born in Quitman, Missouri, on July 30, 1923. She was the daughter of the late John and Grace (Hoyt) Beal.
Eunice attended Hagee Elementary School at Quitman. She later went to high school in Fairfax and was a graduate of the class of 1942.
Eunice married James A. Rader, Sr. on June 7, 1942. To this union three sons were born, James A., Jr., Kenny D., and John L. Rader. They lived on the family farm east of Fairfax.
Eunice had been a member of the Fairfax Baptist Church for 75 years. She was an active member, serving as a Sunday School teacher, singing in the choir, serving on various committees, and she always helped with Bible School. Eunice was well known for her sugar cookies, providing them for Bible School and other events.
Eunice worked in the OB Department at Community Hospital in Fairfax for 15 years where she spoiled all the babies.
Eunice was a talented seamstress, sewing and doing alterations for many years. She also was exceptionally talented at and loved quilting. She worked at Fabrics Unique for 20 years and taught quilting classes.
Her memberships included: Sew and Sew Club, Community Hospital-Fairfax Auxiliary, charter member of the Piece Makers Quilt Guild. Eunice was the Auxilian of the Year in 2000.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James, Sr. (April 18, 1983); brother, Zane Beal; sisters, Ogalee Loomis and Glenna Fincham; and a great-grandson, Alex Rader. Survivors include three sons, James (Peggy) Rader, Jr., Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kenneth (Alice) Rader, Eagle, Nebraska, and John (Shirley) Rader, Fairfax; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the Fairfax Baptist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Fairfax. Memorials may be directed to Fairfax Baptist Church or Community Hospital-Fairfax Auxiliary. Obituary information can be found at www.andrewshannfuneralhome.com. Services were under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home, Fairfax.