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Eileen Rodman

Eileen Rodman

Eileen A., nee Taylor, Rodman, 92, of Shiloh, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; born on March 12, 1925 in England; left for her heavenly home on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Memorial Hospital East in O’Fallon, IL.

She met George Rodman during the last year of World War II and journeyed to join him at his home in Murphysboro, IL. They married on April 8, 1946. He preceded her in death on October 30, 2002 after 56 years of marriage.

Eileen was a very talented person, able to do just about everything. She was an excellent seamstress and also had an upholstery business for 10 years. Her interests were many – antiques, decorating, do-it-yourself projects and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her later years she and her daughter had an antique shop.

Also preceding her in death were her parents – Tom and Daisy, nee Hedges, Taylor of Eghman Surrey, England. Her beloved granddaughter, Sheila Rako who passed away on November 2, 1990. Three brother and five sisters.

She is survived by her daughter – Valerie (Carl) Rako of Belleville, IL. Her granddaughter – Andrea Rako of Belleville, IL. Her grandson – Jeffrey (Debera) Rako of Belleville, IL. Four great-grandchildren – Ian Xavier Schickedanz; Teagan Alexa Schickedanz; Quinn Avery Schickedanz; Hannah Coons. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In the last four months she resided at Morningside of Shiloh, an assisted living facility where she had many friends. Up until then she had lived in her own home, quite remarkable for her age.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00pm with Rev. Brett Palmer officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    A truly lovely lady who will be missed by all those that knew her. RIP Aunt Eileen

    Posted by: Debra Ware – Family Nov 05, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Val – We send our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. May God be with you today, tomorrow and in the coming days. Prayers and love – Sherri and Ken7wux

    Posted by: sherri wildt – Seminole, FL – Friend Nov 05, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear this news. Such a lovely lady. Our sympathy to all of you.

    Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis – Marissa, IL – Friend Nov 05, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy to Eileens family. She was such a lovely lady. I remember seeing her with Val so many times and places, usually looking at antiques, or just out having fun. My heart, prayers, and blessings of comfort to you all. ❤

    Posted by: Faye Tackett – Belleville, IL – Friend Nov 05, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    Dear Valerie we are so sorry for your loss.–Lynne and Lori Mavers Schneider

    Posted by: Lori Schneider – Paderborn, IL – Friend Nov 06, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    Val, Oursympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Posted by: Don and Dorothy Bollmeier – Marissa, IL – Friend Nov 06, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! I worked at MorningSide Of Shiloh when she moved in, wonderful lady! I am so shocked about this news and sadden to hear about it. You will be greatly missed Eileen. Love always, Lisa

    Posted by: Lisa G – Shiloh, IL Nov 07, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    Thinking of you all and sending many prayers your way! Val, your mom was a wonderful woman, who always made me feel at home as a child. Many hugs to you, Carl, Andrea and Jeff!

    Posted by: Jill Whitaker – Chesterfield, MO – Friend Nov 08, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    My beautiful Aunt Eileen, how I wish we could have been closer but your life took you across the pond. How my Dad, Harry, missed his big sister and spoke fondly of you often. You were the first born to Thomas and Daisy and the last to pass and now you are all together again in Heaven. May you all rest in peace.

    Posted by: Maxine Fox (nee Taylor) – Buxton, Derbyshire, England – Family Nov 08, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    Valerie, Carl and Andrea…I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Eileen. I have such fond memories of playing games on holidays at her and Pops house in Marissa. She was a tough, warm, caring woman. A true gem.

    Posted by: Rebecca Molitor – Lebanon, IL – Family Friend Nov 12, 2017

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