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Eileen D. O'Connell

April 22, 1920 June 15, 2017
Eileen D. O'Connell
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Obituary for Eileen D. O'Connell

Peoria-Eileen D. O’Connell, age 97, of Peoria Heights, passed away 3:33 PM, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Lutheran Hillside Village, REACH Short Stay.

Born April 22, 1920 in Streator, IL., a daughter of Richard and Emily (Reihl) Bee. She married George (Bud) O’Connell in 1939, he passed in 1968. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Richard Bee.

Surviving are four daughters; Dr. Patricia O’Connell of Peoria, Barbara Jennings, of Peoria Heights, Mary Ann (Donald) Lawrence of New York, and Kelli O’Connell of Elk Grove Village, one son; Daniel (Joyce) O’Connell of Dunlap, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Dolores Bee of Seattle, WA.

Eileen worked in the fiscal office of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, Spalding Council K of C Ladies Auxiliary, AMVETS, Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, lifetime member of St. Patrick Society of Peoria, OSF Ladies Auxiliary, OSF Senior Saints, lifetime member of Friends of Clonmel, a lifetime member of Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. She also belonged to several bowling and golf leagues. She held various offices in the above organizations.

Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, June 22, 2017 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Friday, June 23 at the Church, with a visitation, one hour prior to the Mass. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria, IL.

Memorials in Eileen’s name, may be made to the St. Thomas Building Fund, Lutheran Hillside Village REACH Program or charity of donor’s choice.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

22

Jun

4:00 PM 6/22/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/22/2017 7:00:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

23

Jun

10:00 AM 6/23/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/23/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

23

Jun

11:00 AM 6/23/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lutheran Hillside Village REACH Program

Donor's Choice

St. Thomas Building Fund

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