FRANCISCO — Paula J. Eagan, 74, of Francisco, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville.

She was born May 16, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a homemaker and former factory worker and had lived in the Francisco area for the past three years, coming from Elberfeld. She was a member of the former No-Ruz Grotto.

Paula is survived by her children, Tina Bethe (Rich) of Spurgeon, Donald Gatewood (Jeanette) of Abingdon, Maryland, Teresa Cullivan (David), Johnnie Gatewood (Tracey), Shannel Whitehead all of Francisco and Misty Williams (Chris) of Princeton; a sister, Elaine Engleman (Terry) of Lawrenceville, Illinois; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Irma (Sandwell) Dunkel; husband, Jack Eagan; two brothers, Tim and Paul; and two grandsons, Matthew Gatewood and Sean Whitehead.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Father Ted Temple officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Monday at Colvin’s.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5250 Vogel Road, Evansville, IN 47715, or at Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve Paula’s family. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Paula at

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