Eileen M. Word, age 99, of Edgerton, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana, after a brief illness. Eileen worked with her husband as a bookkeeper in his contract painting business for forty years. She was an aide at Park View Nursing Center in Edgerton for five years and later as activity director at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, in Montpelier, Ohio, for thirteen years prior to her retirement. She was an active member of Emanuel United Methodist Church near Edgerton, where she taught Sunday school well into her nineties, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Riverside Garden Club and Friends of the Edgerton Library, where she volunteered two days a week with the after school program, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was an avid reader and was a member of the Book Club in Edgerton. Eileen enjoyed traveling and touched over forty states in her travels. An avid sports fan, her favorite baseball team was the Cubs, and she followed the Colts and Broncos as a Peyton Manning fan. She also followed the Notre Dame and Indiana University college teams. Most of all she loved being with her family and friends and the “get-togethers” for holidays or just dropping by for a visit.
Eileen M. Word was born on January 14, 1921, near Butler in DeKalb County, Indiana, the daughter of Clarence and Rozella (Hug) Camp. She married Carmon F. Word on February 15, 1941, in Bryan, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on October 2, 2004.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruth Ann (Steve) Johnson, of Edgerton; one grandson, Bradley (Sherrie) Johnson, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; three granddaughters, Samantha, Alexandra, and Hannah; and a brother-in-law, Karl Mavis, of Edgerton. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, special families, and friends whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Camp; and five sisters, Francis Mason, Marjorie Vondran, Mary Alice Olds, Mabel Osborn and Dorothy Mavis.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020, in the Krill Funeral Home, 114 East Hull Street, Edgerton, from 12:00-1:00 P.M. Services celebrating the life of Eileen Word will follow at 1:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, with Pastor Tom Ketzler officiating. Private interment will follow in Edon Cemetery, Edon, Ohio.
Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, the family will receive friends while observing social distancing precautions. The family requests visitors to wear masks to prevent spreading of the virus. Anyone showing any symptoms of infection are asked to please share their condolences by a phone call, email, text message, or leaving a condolence at the funeral home website.
Memorials are requested to the Friends of the Edgerton Public Library or to a charity of the donor’s choice.