Eunice K. (Stelter) Regalado

April 22, 1943 ~ February 16, 2022 (age 78)


Eunice K. Regalado, age 78 years, formerly of Eldon, Missouri passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Primrose Retirement Community of Jefferson City, Missouri.  Eunice was born April 22, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois a daughter of the late Erick and Victoria (Wisniewski) Stelter.

 Eunice worked as a licensed nurse’s aide at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, Ill. for over ten years when she met and married William Ettinger in 1986. The couple moved to Eldon, MO in 1989 where they resided until the passing of William in 1990.

Now in the small town of Eldon with no family around, Eunice poured herself into her work as she helped countless people overcome illnesses or cared for the elderly working as an in-home health care aide.

Eunice was a member of the Eldon Post #2442 VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Eldon where she met and was united in marriage to Felipe Regalado in 1992, who survives in the home.

Eunice loved traveling together with Felipe where they embarked on many adventures. She especially loved traveling in their van so they could take her beloved schnauzer, Georgie Girl.

Eunice was such an animal lover that she could never so no to a stray or leave a dog or cat that looked abandoned. She at times would have and dearly love up to 7 dogs and 4 cats at one time.

Due to a medical condition as a young girl, Eunice was never able to have children but loved her stepchildren and step-grandchildren as her own and loved spending family time together whenever she could.

Other survivors include: her Stepson Andrew Regalado (Teresa) of Holts Summit, MO, who always made her laugh.

Stepdaughters, Olga Apperson of Mt. Pleasant, MI and Isabel Herx of Warner, OK

Many Step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Eunice is also survived by three Brothers and three Sisters, and many nieces and nephews who reside outside the state.

Per her wishes, her body is being cremated.  Visitation will be Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Eldon, MO with a Funeral Mass beginning at 10:00 AM with Rev. Alexius Ekka officiating.

Memorials in her name are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Eldon Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.

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February 26, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Eldon, MO 65026

Funeral Mass
February 26, 2022

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Eldon, MO 65026

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