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“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...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Rebecca Molitor - Lebanon, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Maxine Fox (nee Taylor) - Family

“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...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jill Whitaker - Chesterfield, MO

“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...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa G - Shiloh, IL

“Val, Oursympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Don and Dorothy Bollmeier - IL

“Dear Valerie we are so sorry for your loss.--Lynne and Lori Mavers Schneider ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lori Schneider - Paderborn, IL

“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...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Faye Tackett - Belleville, IL

“Sorry to hear this news. Such a lovely lady. Our sympathy to all of you. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Stan and Bev Lewis - Marissa, IL

“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 -...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: sherri wildt - Seminole, FL

“A truly lovely lady who will be missed by all those that knew her. RIP Aunt Eileen ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Debra Ware - Family

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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.