Eileene was a devoted housewife and mother who loved caring for her family. A longtime member of Uhrichsville First United Methodist Church, her deep faith was a guide and comfort to her throughout her life. She was a forty-year member of the YMCA and was proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. As a young child she discovered a passion for collecting post cards and in later years was very active in the Tuscarawas County Postcard Club. Eileene loved creating albums of her family’s history as well as articles and photos of Uhrichsville. She enjoyed collecting decorative eggs, traveling, and nothing made her happier than popping in a cassette and going for a drive in the country. Above all else, she will be remembered for her generous spirit as she loved to visit and help her many friends and neighbors.
On March 13, 1947, she married Fred J. Walton with whom she enjoyed over fifty-three years of marriage until his passing on September 11, 2000. They are survived by two daughters, Fredda (Robert) Kischko of Springfield, VT and Bennie M. Saylor of Canton, OH; 5 grandchildren, Mark (Megan) Kischko of Hanover, MA, Nikolaus (Lindsay) Kischko of Bristol, RI, Jessica Kischko of Springfield, OH, Dawn (Perry) Durbin of Uniontown, OH, and Jill (Kevin) Sandefur of N. Canton, OH; 4 great-grandchildren, Chloe Durbin, Connor Durbin, Cooper Kischko and Addison Kischko; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Earl Sippel and Benjamin Foote, and sisters, Wilma Sheaffer and Wanita Bathory.
At her own request, Eileene has been cremated without a public visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Uhrichsville First United Methodist Church. She would wish to be remembered by the following prayer which held so much meaning to her, “Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the lifetime of memories you have given me. May I never forget your goodness and grace. Amen.”
R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc.