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Eileen Conlan      February 14, 2004

     Eileen Conlan, 100, 1100 College Ave., Winona Lake, Indiana, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004.
     She was born March 11, 1903. On Dec. 16, 1922, she married Capt. Robert Joseph Conlan, IFS, who died in 1954.
     Surviving are three sons, Desmond "Joe" Winona Lake, Robert E., Bayside, N.Y., and Brian G., Sunland, Calif.; and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a daughter, three sisters, and two brothers.
Services were held Thursday, Feb. 19, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warsaw, with Monsignor James Wolf officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
     Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, was in charge of arrangements.  (11-5-2010)
     Eileen Conlan died on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2004, in Winona Lake, Indiana, at the age of 100. She was born on March 11, 1903 in Dublin, Ireland, to the family of a builder, Michael Lindsay, and his wife Emily (Burke). She came to the United States in 1926 with her husband Robert J. Conlan and were married on December 2, 1922, in Ireland. Her husband died in 1962. Eileen had a sister Valentine, who was born and also died on Valentine's Day.
     Eileen worked for Bankers Trust and lived in Bayside, N.Y. after retiring. She moved to Warsaw and lived at the Retired Tigers Apartments. Her first year in Warsaw she won the pie baking contest at the county fair. A heart attack in 2000 initiated a move in with her son Desmond and his wife Waverly in Winona Lake where she remained until her death.
     She was a member of Sacred Heart Church even after being homebound with illness. She loved to talk politics and international happenings. Eileen enjoyed when visitors came to see her in her later years and always wanted to hear about the children in their families. Her family considered her to be a very positive influence in their lives.
     Eileen and Robert J. had four children, Robert E. Conlan, Bayside, New York; Desmond "Joe" (Waverly), Winona Lake, Indiana; and Brian G. Sunland, California. She was predeceased by a four year old daughter Mari in 1926 and her husband.
     A Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church with Monsignor James Wolf officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.
     Titus Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  (11-5-2010)

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