Eugenia "Gene" Eubanks


Eugenia “Gene” Rice Eubanks, born December 7, 1929, died on March 15, 2017. Born in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, she was in her adult life a resident of both Omaha and Eldorado IL. She was preceded in death by her father, Shadrach Rice, her mother Lavenia Read Rice, her husband, William Gregg Eubanks Sr., and a son, William Gregg Eubanks Jr. Surviving are a son, Shadrach Eubanks, daughter-in-law Kelly Ann Eubanks, and grandson Read Eubanks, all of Colorado. Other surviving family include grandson Blaine Eubanks, granddaughter-in-law Jenna Eubanks, and great granddaughter Ellie Beth Eubanks, all of Harrisburg IL; granddaughter Krystina Eubanks and grandson-in-law Keegan Dennis, of Harrisburg IL; and daughter-in-law Katina Eubanks, of Eldorado IL. Gene enjoyed square dancing and camping with her family, and was an avid reader. She served as a elementary school teacher in the Norris City - Omaha Public School system for many years before retiring to Eldorado to be nearer to her family. Further memorial information is pending at this time.

Services were held on Friday March 17, 2017 at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado with burial in Palestine No. 2 Cemetery near Omaha, Illinois. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.

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