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Eva Brechisen

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Eva Marie Brecheisen, 80, Welda, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Richmond Healthcare Center in Richmond. 

She was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Springer, N.M., the daughter of Charles Pierson Carmean and Dorothy May (Meier) Carmean. Eva's family lived on a ranch near Des Moines, N.M.; she came to Kansas in 1942, living with her family on the Perkins Farm near Bronson. Eva attended schools near Xenia. On May 13, 1949, Eva married Daniel James Womelsdorf Sr. in Fort Scott. 

This union was blessed with five children. They later divorced. Eva was a homemaker; she also worked as a cook at the Rocky Roost Café and the Hilltop Steakhouse in Welda. Eva was united in marriage to William "Bill" Brecheisen on March 30, 1975, in Welda. They made their home near Welda where she enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and cake decorating. During their 37 years of marriage they enjoyed raising rabbits and dogs, traveling and spoiling their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were foster parents for many years to several children and adopted one infant, Brandi. 

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marjorie Schultz; two half-sisters, Ola Mae Carmean and Goldie East; one half-brother, Frank Carmean; two grandsons, Leland Miles Hicks and J.W. Cobb; and one great-grandson, James Rogers. 

She is survived by her husband, William R. "Bill" Brecheisen; son, Daniel J. Womelsdorf and wife Rene’ of Welda; daughters Gloria Martin of Welda, Linda Womelsdorf of Iola, Shirley Cantrell and husband Robert of Kansas City, Kan., Debra Womelsdorf of Mound City, and Brandi Brecheisen of Texas; four stepchildren, W.R. Brecheisen and wife Pauline of Chanute, Raymond Brecheisen of Pittsburg, Royanne Hutson and husband Robert of Muskogee, Okla., and Rosalyn Kellstadt and husband Kenny of Welda; and sister Grace Hyatt of Gas; 29 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Welda Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Welda United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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