Dec. 20, 1940- June 14, 2013
MARSHALL - Services for Eileen Jones, 72, of Marshall, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Clara Cemetery in Clara City.
Eileen Marie was born Dec. 20, 1940, the youngest of four daughters to Clayton and Martha (Scheltens) Habstritt in Willmar. Education was an intricate part of Eileen's life. After graduating from Raymond High School in 1958, Eileen went to St. Cloud State University where she received a bachelor's and master's degree in English. Eileen started a career of English education in Crosby. After two years of teaching in Crosby, she moved to Alexandria for several years. She then took a position in Rochester where she retired after more than 30 years of teaching. She was able to spend time traveling around the world with her friends. Her love of music began as a little girl after learning to play the piano. She had an extensive music collection and spent hours playing and entertaining others with the piano.
After Alzheimer's disease began to cloud Eileen's mind, she made her home at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center. Eileen died June 14, 2013, with her sisters and her family by her side.
In memory of the special care received by the staff at Morning Side Heights Care Center, the family prefers memorial donations to either the nursing home or Alzheimer's Association.
She will be missed by her family, including her sisters Barbara Habstritt of Marshall and Marilyn McLaughlin of Marshall; her nieces, Laurie, Patti and Carrie; nephew, Tom; and other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Shirley; brothers-in-law Wilfred Scheef and Ron McLaughlin; nephew, David.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors