Lou Eva Taylor Aday Stanley Splawn
April 25, 1926 –
Dec. 28, 2011
Lou Eva Taylor Aday Stanley Splawn was born April 25, 1926, to Robert and Bessie (Dyess) Taylor in Ellis County. She passed away Dec. 28, 2011.
Lou Eva attended school one year at Reagor Springs then Waxahachie public schools. She married Harold Aday in 1946 and moved to Dallas. They lived in the Dallas area until Harold died in 1985. In 1986 she moved back to Waxahachie, retiring after 29-plus years with the Federal Government, IRS and GSA. She then married a childhood sweetheart, Ted Stanley, in 1986. Ted died in 1990.
Lou Eva has been a member of the Baylor Auxiliary since 1992 logging 8,138 hours at the Thrift Store. For many years she taught Sunday school at Colonial Hills Baptist Church and Hillcrest Baptist Church, both in Cedar Hill. She enjoyed singing in the choir at each church. In 2000 she and J.D. Splawn, a lifelong friend, were married. J.D. died in 2008.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharra Aday Poteet and husband, Eddie; grandchildren: Tonia Bonilla, Angela Bonilla, Bambi Gonzalez and husband, Brad, and Mehgan Poteet-Eaggleston; great-grandchildren: David Nash, Sarah Wright, Zachary Griffin, Emily Gilliland, Ashleigh and Joey Cotter, Isaac Gonzalez, Gary, Gavin, Gyan (Lou) and Adara Eaggleston; great-great-grandchildren: Blair Nash, Liberty and Kaiden Strouth and Kayle Gilliland; inherited children: Nell and Andy McCuistion, Neva McLaughlin, Martha and Dale Patterson and their children; step-children: Paula Myers and husband, Ray, and David Splawn; and a lot of extended family and friends.
Burial was held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Laurel Land of Dallas. A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 265 W. Pleasant Run in Cedar Hill. There was a gathering of family and friends an hour before the memorial service.
Memorials may be made to Baylor Auxiliary or First Look (formerly WRC Pregnancy Center of Ellis County.)