Eileen Kathryn (Rudig) Eltzroth, 98, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 2. She was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Wabash County to Joseph Rudig and Lulu (Schenkel) Rudig.
She graduated from Andrews High School in 1933 as salutatorian. She married Emery Eltzroth on April 27, 1935. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1998.
Eileen retired from Wabash Production Credit Association.
Since 1980, Eileen spent her winters in Florida at Aqua Isles, La Belle. She sold her farm and moved to Aqua Isles Mobile Home Park in November 2011.
Eileen was a member of the Richvalley United Methodist Church. She belonged to the Richvalley United Methodist Women’s group and to the Richvalley Extension Homemakers Club. She loved to read, make quilts, crafts and play cards.
Surviving is one son, Robert Eltzroth, and his wife Mary Louise (Haupert) Eltzroth; two granddaughters, Ronda (Skip) Armstrong and Brenda Wright; three great-grandchildren, Dustin (Danielle) Armstrong, Derek Armstrong, and Kayla Armstrong; and two great, great-grandchildren, Paisley and Cruz Armstrong.
Eileen also had two nieces, Carolyn Hegel and Barbara Ann Lynn; one nephew, Clair Lynn, and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Richvalley United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a gift in honor of Eileen may be given to the charity of their choice.