Eva Marie Stallsworth

There will be a private family interment at a future date for 100-year old Eva Marie Stallsworth of Oakhurst, Calif, who grew up in Hay Springs, NE.

Memorial donations can be made to The American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences can be made at www.dignitymemorial.com

Eva Marie (Hermansen) Stallsworth was born October 27, 1920, in the village of Peters, NE, to Victor E. Hermansen and Agnes E. (Johnson) Hermansen. She passed away on July  20, 2021, three months before her 101st birthday. 

Eva’s younger years were spent on a small farm in Hay Springs. The oldest of five children and the only girl, she was raised to work hard, play hard, and pray hard. 

Eva graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1939 and went to nursing school in Brush, Colo, at Eben Ezer Sanitarium, now Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center. 

Nursing was her beloved career and it was while she was working at the sanitarium that she met her future husband, Merle V. Stallsworth, whose mother was one of her patients. 

Eva and Merle married and started raising a family. They had three children: James (Jim), Judith (Judy), and Deanna (Dee). The family lived in close proximity to each other through the years.

Eva loved working in the garden, but travelled for fun and relaxation over the years. She went to Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Europe – among other places – while also visiting friends in many of the 50 states. 

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Agnes; her brothers, Robert, Lloyd, Donald and Thomas; her son, Jim in 1985, and husband Merle in 1986. 

Eva is survived by daughters, Judy (Paul) Caletti, Dee (Bruce) Triebold; grandchildren Scherie Williamson (Mark Garcia) and Stacie (Robert) Bassi, Brian (Kim) Triebold, Craig (Leslie) Triebold; and great-grandchildren James Williamson, Logan Bassi, Stella Triebold, Lochlan Triebold, and Jade Rose Triebold.

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