Eva Elaine Sanders Toombs

Born: Thu., Apr. 21, 1932
Died: Mon., Jul. 2, 2018


Graveside Service

Sat., Jul. 14, 2018


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Eva Elaine Sanders Toombs, 86, of Greenwood, passed away on the early morning of July 2, 2018. She was born April 21, 1932 in Brookston, IN to Roy Lee and Ura Blanche Hines McKee. Eva grew up with her two sisters in rural Indiana. She attended Round Grove Township Schools in White County, Indiana through the 10th grade. She then attended Otterbein High School in Benton County where she graduated in 1950.

Eva received her nursing degree from Methodist Hospital Wile Hall Nursing School and on December 6, 1954 Eva became a Registered Nurse. She  served as a Registered Nurse for nearly  60 years providing loving and tender care. She was a devoted to those she cared for. Early in her career, she worked in obstetrics at Methodist Hospital, but the majority of her time was dedicated to the elderly in nursing homes. For a short period of time, she worked at Isom Elementary School serving lunch as well as working at Meijer in Greenwood.

She was a member of Greenwood Christian Church and loved reading her Bible.

Eva enjoyed watching The Little League World Series, thoroughbred horse racing at the track, going to yard sales in search of antiques, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, cooking, music of the Big Band era but especially that of Elvis Presley, working in her yard and teaching and participating in Ladies' Bible classes. She dearly loved her family and spending time with them especially her grandchildren. Eva will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children, Deborah E. Farmer, Michael D. (Maria) Sanders, Roger L. Sanders and Gregory D. (Jennifer) Sanders; 11 grandchildren, Kevan (Debi) Toombs, Keith (Charlotte) Toombs, Mindi Myser, Alicia (Michael) Vermillion, Jill (CJ) Angersbach, Matthew (Katie) Sanders, Mark (Jacy) Sanders, Lorna (Pedro) Rodriguez, Jeffrey Farmer, Molly (Gary) Hook and Stacy Sanders; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Roger D. Sanders; her second husband, Harold H. Toombs; her sisters, Connie Lee Scrimager and Melva Criswell and an infant brother, a brother-in-law, Marvin Ray Criswell and a nephew, Kevin Scrimager.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road, Greenwood, IN.

For those choosing to make a memorial contribution, the family has suggested they be offered to the Friend to Friend Ministry, c/o Greenwood Christian Church or to the Village Bible Church, 695 Pushville Road, Greenwood.

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Randy Longman
   Posted Sun July 08, 2018
Mike, Greg, Debbie & Roger...sorry to hear of your Mom passing. She was a wonderful woman as I remember she always treated me like one of her own when I came and stayed overnight when we were just pups. God bless your family... I am sure she is a great addition up in Heaven as I know she loved the Lord!!! I wish you all the BEST!!! Randy Longman

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