Born in Emington, Ill., on Dec. 17, 1933, Eileen was the daughter of Thomas J. and Marie C. (Combs) Larkin. Her family moved to Kewanna, where she graduated from Kewanna High School with the class of 1953. They then moved to Winamac and then to North Judson in 1961.
Eileen worked as a secretary for the North Judson/San-Pierre school system for 31 years until her retirement in 1993, when she decided to settle in Plymouth. She then worked part-time for Work One Express for a few years.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth, serving as a greeter and in the Care Women International Just Born, crocheting blankets for newborns. She enjoyed crocheting for her family, crafts, reading and going to BINGO at Wal-Mart. She treasured times with her family and friends.
Eileen is survived by her three daughters and children:Pam S. (Jack) Julian, Bourbon; and her children; Chad (Amber) Stepp and Julie Fulk; daughter: Joy D. (Darrell) Smith, North Judson; and children; Renae (Tony) Lukac and Ryan Smith; and daughter: Jill E. (Dallas) Hester of Reynolds; and children; J.J. (Kristy) Boisvert, Jenna (Courtney) Good, Jared Oglesbee and Mikayla, Nikki Stepp and Buddy; her siblings: Maxine Bardsley, Rochester; Elaine Rans, Kewanna; Pat (Harold) Foust, Rochester; and Carol (Bill) Earnest, Logansport; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Jimmy Stepp; and son-in-law: Ray Smith.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Inurnment will be in St. Jacob’s Catholic Cemetery, North Judson. Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael Catholic Church, 612 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN 46563 or American Institute for Cancer Research 1759 R. St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009