Eileen Catherine Edwards

Eileen Catherine Edwards 87 of Maroa, Illinois passed away 2:15 PM November 4, 2017 at the Eastern Star Home, Macon, IL.

Services to celebrate Eileen’s life will be 11 AM, Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 PM, Friday at Mottarville Cemetery, Rochester, IL. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

Eileen was born October 7, 1930 in Springfield, IL the daughter of William H. and Clara Agnes (Schmidt) Ryan. She married Charles “Don” Edwards October 15, 1948 in Springfield, IL. He passed away December 16, 2008.

Survivors include her children: David E. (Rose) Edwards, Nicholasville, KY; Carole L. Barnhorst, Greenwood, IN; Darla Rae (Roger) Wiseman, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; siblings: Mary E. Springer, Springfield, IL; Carolyn Vancil, Springfield, IL.; William J. Ryan, Murphysboro, IL; Donna Ryan Neuman, Chatham, IL; and special caregiver, and longtime family friend, Larry Pumphrey, Maroa, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and one brothers.

Eileen was a retired secretary. She was a member of the Hazlemere Chapter #221 O.E.S., Taylorville, IL. She loved to do arts and crafts, sew, and cook.

One thought on “Eileen Catherine Edwards

  1. Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. I saw how much it hurt you to have to take her from her home to a nursing home. Now she is in a place where she is happy and at peace. I hope this thought brings you and your family some comfort.


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