Mary Eileen Carroll, 96, of Washington, passed away at 1:40am Monday December 30, 2019 at Grand View Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Peoria.
Eileen was born May 11, 1923 in East Peoria to the late William E. and Clara A. Wurster Carroll.
Surviving are her nieces and nephew, Carol (Bill) Kitterman, Stephanie (Richard) Vanaria, Valerie Schmidt-Wilson, Theresa (John) Wisslead, and Gary Carroll; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a cousin, Margaret Parlier.
She was also preceded in death by her beloved friend, Bernita Otto; siblings, Eleanor Schmidt and William “Gerald” Carroll; and a niece, Cathy Shipp.
She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing and served her country as an Army Corps Nurse during World War II. Upon returning to Peoria, she worked as a registered nurse, retiring from the St. Francis Community Clinic in 1988. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington for many years. Eileen had a zest and enjoyment for life. She loved to travel, visit the casino, and enjoy a beer with her pizza. Her spunky personality will be missed.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am Thursday, January 2, 2020 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington. Father John Steffen. Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church. Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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