|6/2/2014 10:53:00 AM|
Eileen Doris (nee Dix) Nagle, 90, passed away May 30, 2014, surrounded by family in OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ottawa, concelebrated by the Rev. Jules Adator, S.M.A. and the Rev. J. Patrick Murphy, C.M. Burial will be at St. Columba Cemetery, Ottawa, following the Mass.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa Funeral Home with prayers at 3 p.m. with the Catholic Daughters of America.
Eileen was born Jan. 10, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., to Henry and Lucille (Wyatt) Dix. She married “Joe” Nagle on Feb. 3, 1942, in St. Patrick Church. He died May 10, 1989.
Although she spent most of her life tending to and caring for her family, for a few years in the 1970s she worked in the office of the La Salle County Clerk. She became the office manager, deputy county clerk and voter registration coordinator.
She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church and a member of Catholic Daughters of America. She was a former member of Deer Park Country Club where she learned and loved the game of golf. Her favorite hobby through all of her adult years was the game of bridge. Many in the community considered her an expert bridge player and she remained so until the time of her death. She loved being with good friends and when alone, she was an avid reader.
Eileen was the loving mother of seven children, Jeremiah (Carole) Nagle of Ottawa, Nan (Charles) Butler of La Salle, Mary (Joseph) Clancy of La Salle, Joseph (Celeste) Nagle of Spring Valley, Christina (Edward) Kuleck of Ottawa, Melissa (Michael) Hellman of Elkhart, Ind., and Nora (Richard) Van Ham of Batavia; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Nagle, and her grandson, Sean Nagle.
Pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren and gift bearers will be great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to Marquette Academy.
The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.ottawafuneralhome.com.
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