Karla K. (Phares) Eilert 65, died Monday, June 28, 2021 at her Benton residence. She was born October 6, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas to Eldon D. and Wilma J. (Arnold) Phares. On July 27, 1985, she married Greg Eilert at the Palmyra Baptist Church in rural Benton, Kansas and he survives.
She was a graduate of Kansas State University and was a member of Newton Bible Church. She worked as the office manager for the Palomino Petroleum Company.
Karla had a deep faith in the Lord that she shared freely. She kept a positive attitude as her illness progressed. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren whose visits brought her strength and happiness. She was a loving, kind and caring wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed greatly.
She is survived by her husband Greg of the home; mother Wilma Phares; son Jaron (Amy) Eilert and their children Sophia, Colton Savannah and Hudson; daughter Kayla (Josh) Smith and their children Cardyn, Colesy, Winston and Miles; brother Dale (Kathy) Phares and sisters Linda (Wes) Penner and Sheryl (Drew) Hawks.
Karla is preceded in death by her father Eldon Phares
Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 5, 2021 at Newton Bible Church in Newton, Kansas with Pastor Matt Kruse presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday July 3, 2021 at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Private family interment will be in the Green Valley Cemetery in Furley Kansas.
Memorials may be made to Love Worth Finding Ministry (lwf.org) or in care of Petersen Funeral Home 215 North Main Newton, Kansas 67114