Harold Francis Eilers passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 at Rooks County Health Center at the age of 79, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born August 20, 1934 to Herman T. Sr. and Inez (Shubert) Eilers on the river in Grandma Shubert's stone house in rural Ellis County, Kansas.

Harold graduated from Plainville High School with the class of 1952 where he participated in team sports and FFA. His love for sports continued throughout his life and was passed on to his children and grandchildren. "Sic Em Bears!" He had seven children, David, Debra, Darla, Frances, Criscenda, Melissa and Scott.

Harold was the S.E. Regional Supervisor for Texaco Pipeline Company and retired after 25 years of loyal service. He enjoyed every aspect of retirement including hunting, "working" on the farm or patrolling the streets of Plainville. He also spent quite a bit of his time traveling to visit family and friends. Spending time in the company of his loved

Harold is survived by his son Scott Eilers and wife Erin of Udall; daughters Darla Jones and husband Terry of Plainville, Frances Williams of Goldsboro, NC, Criscenda Kirksey and husband Terry of Spring, TX, and Melissa Reed and husband Michael of Stockton; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Herman T. Sr. and Inez Eilers; son David M. Eilers; daughter Debra Silvertooth; brothers George "Georgie" Eilers and Herman T. Eilers Jr.; and sister Charlotte Nelson.

Harold was a caring and dedicated father as well as a loyal friend. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Shaped by the difficult times following the Great Depression, Harold still inspires us to work hard, earn our own way, and take care of those closest to us.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:00pm at the First Christian Church in Plainville with burial following in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitations will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00pm until 8:00pm with family receiving friends from 6:00pm until 7:00pm; and on Monday from 9:00am until 11:00am.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials be left to the Rooks County Health Center Endowment or the Hays Medical Center Endowment and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd St., Plainville, KS. 67663. Online condolences may be left at www.plumeroverlease.com.