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“My deepest sympathy to the family. She was a very sweet person. Always enjoyed our visits when she was at her sister Ada's home. ”
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Vola Alvera Eubanks was born on March 12, 1919, in Jordan, SD in Tripp County to Nelson and Anna (Hauf) Rash. She went to a rural country school through the eighth grade.

Vola met Francis Worden and they married at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamison, NE on July 13, 1943. To this union three children were born and they raised them on the farm near Colome, SD. In July 1963 Vola moved to Hot Springs, SD where she worked as a baker for the Hot Springs school system. Francis joined the Lord in 1975.

Vola met and married Roger Eubanks on September 27, 1976 and continued to live in Hot Springs until 1981. They moved to Colome in May 1981 so Vola could be close to family, friends, and grandkids. Roger passed in 2010.

Vola moved to the Elder Inn in Winner, SD in December 2005. Vola always had a smile for everyone. She spoke high praises of the Elder Inn staff and the great care she received. Vola enjoyed playing cards and seeing her grandchildren. She demonstrate a strong faith in God and lived the philosophy that love binds people together.

Vola departed this life on August 8, 2017 at the Avera Rosebud Country Care Center in Gregory at the age of 98.

Vola is survived by her two daughters, Jackie (Dean) Musilek of Colome, SD, and Judy Hinek (Neil Hallsted) of Buffalo Gap, SD; one son Dick (Barbara) Worden of Wilmington, NC; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Nelson and Anna Rash; husbands Francis Worden and Roger Eubanks; five sisters, Audra Besmer, Ora Sanger, Dorothea Conley, Velma Kenny, and Ada Rezac; two brothers, Lyle and Walter Rash; and one grandson Michael Hinek.

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A memorial service for Vola Eubanks, 98, was held Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Colome, SD with Pastor Don Windsperger officiating.

Music was provided by Roxie Summerville, pianist. Congregational songs were "In Christ Alone," "Amazing Grace," and "Precious Lord Take My Hand."

Ushers were Ray Worden and David Simons.

Tammy Meyer and Faye Condon were in charge of registration.

Flower attendants were Karen Worden and Brinda Simons.

Urn Bearers were Laurie Olson, Daniel Musilek, Brooke Extrom, Roseanne Musilek, and Stacie Harter.

Honorary Urn Bearers were the staff of the Elder Inn and the staff of Rosebud Country Care Center.

Inurnment was in the Colome City Cemetery, Colome, SD.

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Love

Love is patient and kind;
Love is not jealous or conceited;
Love is not proud or selfish;
Love is not ill-mannered;
Love is not irritable;
Love does not hold a grudge;
Love is not happy with evil;
Love is happy with the truth;
Love never gives up;
Its faith, hope and patience never fail.

I Corinthians 13:4-7