Eula Claire McMillan1

ID#399, b. 4 August 1899, d. 24 May 1996
Eula (McMillan) Church
Father: John Oscar McMillan
Mother: Jennie Sabra Francis

Birth date: 4 August 1899
Birth place: Dry Ridge, Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Eula married Anise Church, son of Eli Church and Lenora Susan "Nora" Summers, on 23 June 1926 at Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. W. C. Harold, a Baptist minister, certified that he united them in marriage.3

Photograph of Eula with Anise Church. Date taken: April 1948. Location: Fork Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia. Photo was taken in the yard of Homer and Lela (Church) Leach; Lela was one of Anise's sisters. Click on camera to view image, then use your browser's back button to return here.4

Eula died at age 96 on 24 May 1996 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, West Virginia.5

An obituary was published on 25 May 1996 Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.2 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

     Eula C. Church, 96, of Meighen Avenue, Moundsville died Friday, May 24 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born August 4, 1899 at Dry Ridge, Cameron.
     Eula was the daughter of the late Oscar and Sabra Francis McMillan. She was a retired operator for the C&P Telephone Company and co-owner of the former Church's Dry Cleaning, Moundsville.
     She was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Willing Helpers Class, she was also a member of the Pythian Sisters.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey Ansie Church in 1954, one brother Glen McMillan and one sister, Fern Klein.
     Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth McHenry of Moundsville and Grace Hague of Jacksonville, FL. Three nephews, Robert McHenry of Moundsville, Ron Simmons of Fl., and Don Klein of VA., two nieces Dr. Sally Hague of Jacksonville, FL., and Betty Sastrow of Clermount, FL., several nieces and nephews.
     There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 pm at the Limestone Cemetery, Moundsville with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Moundsville Baptist Church, 1911 Fourth Street, Moundsville, WV., 26041.
     Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville"

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

Following a graveside service, Eula's body was interred on 27 May 1996 in the Limestone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Limestone, Marshall County, West Virginia;2,6
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  1. [S2324] Eula Claire McMillan, Marshall County Delayed Certificate of Birth, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 01722.jpg.
  2. [S367] Marshall County Obituaries, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, Eula C. (McMillan) Church Obituary, online (moved from
  3. [S503] Marriage License for O. A. Church and Eula McMillen, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130840_00454.jpg.
  4. [S564] Digital photograph of Okey Anise Church and Eula (McMillan) Church taken April 1948. Image file received from Norman D. Leach.
  5. [S103] Eula C. Church, Social Security Death Index, compiled by, online
  6. [S58] O. Anise Church and Eula M. Church gravestone, Limestone Presbyterian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Ethel Briggs and Ada Finnicum, 17 June 1983.