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Eileen L. Warren, 97 of Thompsonville, formerly of McLeansboro passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at the Franklin Hospital. She has been living at Helia Healthcare in Benton. She was born Dec. 1 1919 in Springbrook, Wis., to Herbert and Estella McNitt. She was a former member of the McLeansboro Eastern Star. Eileen was a member of the Emmaus Road Baptist Church in Ewing. She is survived by three sons, Herbert (Joyce) Warren of Hutchinson, Kan., David Warren of Thompsonville, and Jeff (Faye) Warren of Thompsonville, one daughter Kristina (Mike) Cavaness of Thompsonville. She had 11 grandchildren, great grand children and great-great grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, James H. Warren Sr., a son James H. Warren Jr., two brothers and two sisters. As per Eileen's wishes her body has been donated to the SIU School of Medicine. She is to be cremated and a family celebration of life will be conducted at at later date. Eielen's love of children promoted her to request memorials be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital and St. Jude's Hospital. Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro is assisting the family in the arrangements. Memorials can be given to the funeral home and condolences put on Gholson's website
Published on December 28, 2016
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