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Margaret M. Eynatten

October 24, 1922 December 22, 2011
Margaret M. Eynatten
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Margaret Eynatten Obituary Margaret (Maggie) Eynatten, nee Marme’, passed into eternal life on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in her home in Gilbert, Arizona following a brief illness. Eldest daughter of George P. and Mary K. Marme’, she was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 24, 1922. She attended St. Bernard’s Catholic School and the Academy of Our Lady High School in Peoria. Maggie married Robert J. Eynatten, Captain, USN, on May 19, 1944 in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia and they celebrated 66 years together before Captain Eynatten passed away on October 24, 2010. Maggie was active in the hospitality industry in Peoria, Illinois as President of the Illinois Restaurant Association and the Peoria Hotel and Motel Association. She promoted the creation of the Professional Convention and Visitors Association. Maggie also served on the board of the Peoria Convention and visitors Bureau and the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce. After retiring from business in 1985, Maggie and her husband, Bob, moved to Treasure Island, Florida where she became involved in the All Children’s Hospital Guild, Beach Branch. Maggie served as President of the All Children’s Hospital Beach Branch Guild and President of the All Children’s Hospital Guild Council serving on the Hospital and Foundation Board. She was chosen as “Angel” and “Mrs. Santa” in 2004 at their annual Mrs. Santa luncheon, acknowledging her devoted and exceptional volunteerism in fund raising for the hospital and the little children it served. She was also the first recipient of the all Children’s Hospital Heart Award, renamed “The Maggie” award in her honor. Maggie served as President of the Paradise Island Civic Association. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in St. Petersburg Beach, Fl. A lover of dance, Maggie was a member of the “over 60” dance troupe from the Cheryl Lee Studio of Dance where at the age of 82, she traveled to New York City for a tap competition where she and her fellow dancers placed 2nd in the competition. Maggie and Bob moved to Chandler, Arizona in 2009 and following the death of her beloved husband, she moved to Gilbert, Arizona in 2010. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, 2 brothers, William Marme’, MD, M. Raymond Marme’, DDS, and 2 sisters, Mary (Robert) Coker, and Bernadine (Salvatore) Pisano and her husband. She is survived by three sisters, Eleanor Marme’ of Jupiter, FL, Rheta (James) O’Laughlin of Bloomington, MN, and Patricia (James) McGrath of Phoenix, Az. She is also survived by her three loving sons, Robert, Jr (Marta) Eynatten of Bloomington, Ill, Mark (Cynthia) Eynatten of Chandler, AR, and Kurt (Elizabeth) Eynatten of Wildwood, Ill and her loving daughter, Lise (Jacques) Cayer of Summerville, SC. Maggie leaves a legacy of love and joy in her 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A memorial to Maggie and Bob will be held at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Peoria, Illinois on April 14, 2012 at 10 am with internment of their cremains at St. Mary’s Cemetery following the service. Memorials can be made in Maggie’s name to the All Children’s Hospital Guild, Beach Branch, and www.allkids.org.

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