Eileen E. Larson, 89, formerly of Cambridge, died Friday, January 15, 2010, at Royal Oaks Care Center, Kewanee. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 22nd, at the Cambridge United Methodist Church. Rev. John Eisfelder and Rev. Lou Zuck will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Cambridge United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association.
The former Eileen Carroll was born August 12, 1920 in Kewanee, the daughter of John I. and Clara Mae Stevenson Carroll. She graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1938. Eileen also graduated from Sterling School of Cosmetology in 1959 and Black Hawk College, Quad Cities Campus, Moline, in 1979. Her marriage to Robert Gray took place on October 19, 1939 in Davenport, Iowa. He died in 1958. She married N. Albert Larson April 19, 1972 in Cambridge. He passed away on July 8, 1995.
Her memberships have include the Cambridge United Methodist Church, the UMW Ruth Circle, DAR, Henry County Genealogical Society, Kewanee Historical Society, the Cambridge Woman’s Club, the Maryland Genealogical Society, and the Scioto County (Ohio) Genealogical Society. Other memberships are the Flemish American Club, Kewanee, the Illinois Hairdressers Association, and the American Massage Therapy Association. She had been a practicing cosmetologist for 35 years.
Those surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Georgia and Alison Strand, Galva, a step son and daughter-in-law, David and Nanci Larson, Boulder, CO, two grandchildren, Brenda Strand, Galva, Robert (Doris) Strand, Kewanee, a step grandson, Neil Larson, a great granddaughter, Allyson Bullock, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, her two husbands, a sister, Muriel Popadince, and a brother, Eugene Carroll, preceded her in death.