Willfred Eudaly 1910 - 2011 Lawrence
Graveside service for Willfred “Skillet” Eudaly, 100, Lawrence, will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Eudaly died Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
He was born June 9, 1910, in Lawrence, the son of William Arthur and Martha Lora Lindley Eudaly. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1929.
During high school, he worked as a clerk for his father and uncle who owned Eudaly Bros. Garage. Mr. Eudaly later attended business school for two years. In the 1930s, he was an accountant at the Douglas County Courthouse. In the late 1930s, he opened the Snappy Lunch Restaurant in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street, which was the first restaurant in town serving hamburgers. Mr. Eudaly owned and operated several businesses at 1906 Mass.: Grover’s Market, and Skillet’s Tavern, which transitioned into Skillet’s Liquor Store in 1948. It was the first liquor store in Lawrence.
He married Lucille Westerhaus on April 25, 1931, in Lawrence. She preceded him in death in 1990.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Warren, in 1996.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Vicki Eudaly and Steven, both of Lawrence, and Scott, rural Baldwin City; and four great-grandchildren.