MIDDLEPORT — Eileen Mae Searls, 89, of Middleport, Ohio, passed away on January 13, 2014. She was born on February 6, 1924, in Middleport, Ohio, daughter of late Issac and Lida (Jones) Wilt.
Mrs. Searls was a member of the Middleport Nazarene Church. She was also a lifetime member of the Feeney-Bennett American Legion Post 128 Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Calista and Richard Sines of Middleport, Ohio, and Myrna and Jerry Custer of Minersville, Ohio; her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Brenda Searls of Pomeroy, Ohio; grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Bill Purkey of Cheshire, Ohio, Debby and Jacob Davis of Middleport, David and Theresa Custer of Florida and Aleasha and Tim Wells of Missouri; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Julia and Robert Hysell of Syracuse, Ohio; special friends, Carolyn Searls and Diane Circle of Middleport; special caregivers, Martha Roush of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Ann Lyons of Mason, West Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. "Cricket" Searls; brothers, Dale, Clifford, Chester and Kenneth Wilt; sisters, Katheryn Hysell and Marcella Durst.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 12 p.m. at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport with Pastor Daniel Fulton officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visiting time for family and friends will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home in Middleport. A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.