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A celebration of life for Regina Eades, 65, West Plains, will be held December 17, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.

She was born March 11, 1957, at West Plains, and passed away suddenly early Monday morning. On June 3, 1979, she was married to Bob Eades, who preceded her in death.

Regina is survived by her children, Trenton Eades and wife Susie, and Madison Reid and husband Wyatt; brother, Greg Whitsell; mother, Susie Whitsell; sister-in-law, Rita Mueller; nieces, Nicole Whitsell and Michele Noser and husband Brian; nephews, Jacob Whitsell and Shawn Mueller and wife Ivana.

She is preceded in death by her father, Phill Whitsell and brother-in-law, Edward Mueller.

Regina was very involved in the family business of raising English Bulldogs. She always followed up with new owners to ensure each puppy arrived with no issues and established many new friendships with the new owners. Having lived in West Plains all her life, she had many friends and would always have time to stop and chat. She was very proud of her son, Trenton, who carried on the family business of granite fabrication and cattle farming after the passing of Bob. Regina was excited and looking forward to the birth of Madison’s baby in January, her first grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the OMC Foundation or Evergreen Cemetery and can be left at Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.



  1. Dustin W Mahan
    December 13, 2022 @ 1:59 pm

    Greg & Jacob Whitsell and Eades family, I’m sorry for the loss of your loved one.

  2. Renee Stephens
    December 13, 2022 @ 3:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Regina was a kind person and always had time to chat whenever she saw you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Renee Stephens

  3. Tommi Crow
    December 13, 2022 @ 4:14 pm

    I am speechless. I had missed seeing Regina‘s posts on Facebook lately, but I just thought she had been extra busy. She and I hadn’t seen each other in years and we got together last Christmas. We had a bite to eat, a cocktail and a lot of laughs. Regina is one of the kindest, smartest and strongest women I know. I’m devastated. Kids, your mother loved you so much and she was so proud of you. My heartfelt sympathies to you and to all of us who love Regina. Rest in Paradise my sweet friend gone far too soon. ?

  4. Rita Huddleston Jackson
    December 13, 2022 @ 4:29 pm

    Oh, Susie, I am so sorry to hear of Regina’s passing. I have known her most of my life and have many memories of our childhood. Praying for you.

    Rita Huddleston Jackson

  5. Hannah Martin
    December 13, 2022 @ 4:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a very kind-hearted coworker, and she always made us laugh. I feel like she just said what everyone else was thinking. When my father-in-law passed away in May, she made our family a good meal. What a huge loss!

  6. Larry and Pam Coffman
    December 13, 2022 @ 4:53 pm

    Susie and family. We are so very sorry to hear about Regina. May God give you all strength and comfort, during this time. Prayers for all.

  7. Wanda Hunter
    December 13, 2022 @ 4:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Juanita and Jim Walker
    December 13, 2022 @ 5:01 pm

    I am so very sorry! She was a very special lady. My heart breaks for her family.

  9. Vicky Combs
    December 13, 2022 @ 6:04 pm

    I am so very sorry to heard of the loss of Regina. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  10. Steve King
    December 13, 2022 @ 6:20 pm

    My most sincere condolences. RIP Regina and keep Heaven’s Gate OPEN for others to enter. Steve King

  11. Karen Moffis
    December 13, 2022 @ 6:24 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Regina was such a nice person. She touched a lot of lives.

  12. Deborah Collins
    December 13, 2022 @ 6:28 pm

    To the family , I am so sorry for your loss your mom was a wonderful lady. Rest in peace sweet lady

  13. Craig and Sherri Cromer
    December 13, 2022 @ 7:21 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Such a precious lady. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  14. Debbie Shannon Pettit
    December 13, 2022 @ 8:55 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. I graduated from WPHS wth Regina, and got to know Phil, Susie, and Greg through Jacob’s school. Your entire family has my deepest sympathy.

  15. Wendy Dunkin
    December 13, 2022 @ 8:56 pm

    Prayers, so sad! She was my friend ❤️

  16. Nick and Sandy Truog
    December 13, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

    Sorry to hear this! Prayers for the family!

  17. Rhonda Newton
    December 13, 2022 @ 10:05 pm

    Dear Family, Words can’t express how very sorry I am by Regina’s passing. Love and prayers.

  18. Saundra DeLarm
    December 13, 2022 @ 11:02 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers to Regina’s family. She was a fun person to be around and an active community member. Regina will be missed by many.
    Saundra DeLarm

  19. Kim Wood
    December 14, 2022 @ 8:18 am

    I am so very loss for your loss. I enjoyed working with Regina and our daily laughs & chats. I treasure my bulldog “Sophie” and just loved hearing about the puppies. Sending prayers to you all.

  20. Janice Lasswell Barrett
    December 14, 2022 @ 8:55 am

    Regina was a sweet person. May God bless and comfort her family

  21. Helen Drago-Lucas
    December 14, 2022 @ 9:17 am

    I am so sad hearing of Regina’s passing. Susie, she and I had some great hi-jinx together and I will always remember her smile and laughter. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the family.

  22. Brenda Jewell
    December 14, 2022 @ 10:03 am

    Dear sweet Susie, I am so sorry for your loss of Regina. My heart and prayers for you and her. Brenda

  23. Roger Franks
    December 14, 2022 @ 10:38 am

    We are so very sorry to hear your news of the loss of your mother. She was so very helpful when my mother was so sick and I was needing help in taking care of her needs. Of course I told you I grew up with your family and the stories I remember Roger Franks

  24. Tammy Sexton
    December 14, 2022 @ 11:15 am

    Sweet family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Regina will be missed greatly!!! Everyone who knew her totally loved her. She had a special gift of making each and every person feel as if they were a close friend. We will always remember her and Bob. I feel comfort knowing they are together again❤️ Big hugs and many prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Tammy & Gary Sexton

  25. Lois Hales
    December 14, 2022 @ 12:05 pm

    I am so sad to learn of Regina’s passing. We worked together at FundRaiser Software, many years ago. Even though, I left the West Plains area, we still stayed in contact. In 2018, she and another friend from West Plains came out to visit me in Flagstaff. We took the train to the Grand Canyon, and visited Sedona and Monument Valley. Regina always had such a zest for life. She was proud of her children, and always spoke highly of them. Regina was always a shining light during her life. I don’t think that Regina knew a stranger, and if she did, she soon made them a friend. I will miss you dear friend. Until we meet again.

  26. Sr. Bernadette Miller
    December 14, 2022 @ 1:12 pm

    It’s with a heavy heart that I write my condolences. Regina and I spent many a happy day riding horses in the summer when we were kids. Without a doubt, she was a blessing to know and a gift in everyone’s life. She will be missed. Blessings on your family as you send her to the other side of Easter!
    Sr. Bernadette Miller, D.C.

  27. David Hopkins
    December 14, 2022 @ 1:51 pm

    So sorry. I have been away from West Plains since high school graduation, but came across Regina’s page on FB a few years back while looking to reconnect with the people I went to hs with. She graciously accepted my friend request and I have seen and read of the tidbits of her life since. Had not seen her post very much in the last few months. I thought she was just taking a break from social media or very busy. Prayers for all the family and friends. She will be missed, but I believe the day will come when we all get to join her in the home Jesus went to prepare for us. Thank God every day because we don’t know when he we call for us.

  28. Veda lunn
    December 14, 2022 @ 2:01 pm

    To the family of Regina I am so very sorry to hear of your loss I went to school with Regina sweetest person my thoughts prayers be with you all. God bless you

  29. Jackie Goss
    December 14, 2022 @ 4:37 pm

    Regina will be missed, very friendly loving lady. Always had a smile for everyone. Prayers go out to all her family.

  30. Bob and Laura Hurt
    December 14, 2022 @ 4:59 pm

    We were shocked and saddened to learn of Regina’s passing. She was such a sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Eades family

  31. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    December 14, 2022 @ 5:43 pm

    Trenton/Susie, Madison/Wyatt, Susie & Greg/Family,

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Regina. We will be keeping all of you in our daily prayers/thoughts during this time. May God be with each of you daily giving you comfort, peace, strength, and encouragement. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris/Ivene Cozort
    Tim, Amber(Cozort), and Corby Redburn

  32. Jim and Jane Streff
    December 14, 2022 @ 6:03 pm

    Trenton and Madison

    Prayers to you and your family on the passing of your Mother. Your Dad and Mom were very special people. We loved your Dad’s craftsmanship of the woodworking he did in our house in WP. We like of them every time our Grandfather’s clock chimes.

  33. Bob and Laura Hurt
    December 14, 2022 @ 6:25 pm

    So very saddened and shocked to see of Regina’s passing. She was a most sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Eades family.

  34. Peggy Donahue
    December 15, 2022 @ 10:34 am

    My love and sympathy go out to all of Regina’s family. She had a beautiful smile and a big heart and a kind word for everyone. She was a good friend to me for many years and like others have said, she made everyone feel special. She loved her family and her bullies! She missed Bob terribly and now they are together again.

  35. Lin Waterhouse
    December 15, 2022 @ 1:20 pm

    My sincerest sympathies to Regina’s family. She was a lovely lady.

  36. Patty & Steve Cromer
    December 16, 2022 @ 3:04 pm

    Susie and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Regina always had a smile. She will be greatly missed. Love and prayers for you all.

  37. Cheri ( Brown) Grisham
    December 16, 2022 @ 9:44 pm

    Oh Trenton, I was so sad to hear of your Mommas passing. I’m so sorry for your loss Regina is one of a kind! Such a big heart!! .
    You all are in my prayers for Gods comfort in these days to follow.

  38. Scott & Judy McWilliams
    December 16, 2022 @ 10:43 pm

    Susie and family – We are thinking and praying for you at this time. May God comfort you all.

  39. Clint Donahue
    December 17, 2022 @ 8:11 am

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother your family coworker. Regina has been my friend since I was a teenager always has said hi every time I ever seen her. I will miss her. Prayers for everyone who knew her

  40. Rita Collins Gibson
    December 21, 2022 @ 6:52 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Regina’s passing. We worked together at the Quill as we were both starting adult life. What a dear. Prayers for Peace only Jesus gives.

  41. Herb & Annette Poulette
    December 23, 2022 @ 8:14 am

    Oh Susie..bless heart.

  42. christine mustion Kind
    December 27, 2022 @ 9:39 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Regina. I always looked forward to her smile and what a joyful individual. She would always light up the room when she came into the frame shop. RIP my sweet friend. My sincere condolences to her children.