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Eileen Rosemary Elizabeth Casey Carman, 95, of Russell, Kentucky, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Hospice Care Center, Pollard Road, Ashland.
She was born December 25, 1921, in Escanaba, Michigan, to Earl Louis and Rose Mary Valley Casey.
She married Charles William Carman on January 27, 1951, in Bakersfield, California.
After graduating from Escanaba Senior High School class of 1939, she was employed five years by Michigan Bell Telephone Company and five years with the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company in Bakersfield and culminated her career in 1950 while chief operator at Homewood, Lake Tahoe, California.
A long-time resident of Russell, Eileen was a loving and supportive wife and mother who loved to read, cook and volunteer. She was always a gracious hostess in her home and also loved to garden and was a member over the years of several local garden clubs including Bellefonte Garden Club. She held many positions at the state level in the Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc. She'd been a member of the Bramblewood Homemakers of Russell since it's 1973 charter year and she'd been a member of Ashland Oil Wives club.
Eileen was a member of Holy Family Church in Ashland where for many years she taught 2nd grade Catechism classes in the CCD program.
Eileen's parents Rose and Earl, brother Robert E.L. Casey and husband Charles preceded her in death.
Surviving are her two daughters, MaryEileen McClung and Cathryn Davis; and her two sons, Clarke Carman and Charles "Chip" Carman; grandchildren, Austin Davis, Michael McClung, Charlie (Christie) Davis, Steven McClung, Andrew Davis and Monica Davis; and great-grandchildren, Parker McClung and Holly Davis.
Eileen was buried Friday, September 1, 2017, in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Ashland with Caniff Funeral Home handling the arrangements and the Reverend Father John P. Noe blessing the interment.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, 900 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, 41101.
Published on September 5, 2017
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