Eileen L. Marine, age 87, of Carlyle, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Mrs. Marine was born in Decatur, Illinois, on January 1, 1930, a daughter of Wayne N. and Elsie L. (Nell) Allen. She married Harold G. Waddell on May 3, 1947, and they were later divorced. She married Houston Don Marine on April 5, 1973, and he survives in Carlyle.
In addition to her husband, Eileen is also survived by two sons – Bob Waddell and special friend Phyllis of Carlyle and Tom Waddell and wife Debbie of Springfield, Illinois; a step son – Gary Marine and special friend Kathleen Thompson of Stuart, Florida; a step-daughter – Kari Lynn Biskie of Collom, Illinois; 2 grandchildren – Heather Stewart and Melissa Waddell; 2 great grandchildren – Alysa Tobin and Kamryan Stewart; a great great grandson – Noah; 6 step-grandchildren – Brad, Andrew, and Jeff Biskie, and Josh, Jake, and Brandi Marine; and a brother – Bill Allen and wife Edna of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; a daughter – Melinda Sue Marine; and 2 step-fathers – Russell Fogler and Jules Marcy.
Mrs. Marine worked at Springfield Strike ‘N Spare Bowling Lanes East and West. She worked as a lane coordinator, assistant manager, and office manager for 22 years before her retirement in 1986. Eileen was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Chapter 15 in Springfield, and a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 3523, Carlyle. Mrs. Marine loved to travel with her husband and family, and she also enjoyed bowling, fishing and boating, and spending time with her family and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Marine are suggested to Carlyle VFW Post 3523, and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.zierenfuneralhome.com.