Eileen Marie (Hull) Scheiwe (1944 - 2014)

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PITTSFIELD - Eileen Marie Hull Scheiwe, 69, of Pittsfield passed away surrounded by her family Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her home. Eileen was born in Buckley on May 24, 1944, a daughter of Leonard and Selma Sprehe Hull. She married William Scheiwe on January 25, 1964, in Buckley. Bill and Eileen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January.

Bill and Eileen owned and operated the family business Bloomers and Eastside Gardens for 25 years. Eileen was an avid gardener and loved spending time and visiting with her customers and friends at Eastside Gardens.

She was a 1962 graduate of Buckley-Loda High School. Eileen was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. She enjoyed traveling the country with Bill and spending time with her family; working long days at the garden center with her daughters; going to the library with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews; trading stories with her brothers; and weekends with her sisters. She enjoyed quilting, needlepoint and her knitting club. She loved a good auction and baked the best bread in the whole world.

Eileen's grandchildren were the joy of her life and she loved attending their many activities. They have loving memories of her teaching them to read, ride a bike, color Easter eggs, bake cookies and make homemade pizza.

Eileen is survived by her husband, Bill Scheiwe of Pittsfield, and two daughters, Tiffany (husband, Jim) Calzone of Ballwin, Mo., and Heather (husband, Jeff) Hayden of Milton; four grandchildren, Cole, Cade, Cody and Chandler Hayden; three sisters, Diana (Roy) Cordes, Betty Hull and Kay (Darrell) Horn; two brothers, Jim (Diana) Hull and Larry Hull; 24 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Beverly; and her brothers, Dave, Alan and Robert.

Visitation with Eileen's family will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Southward officiating.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Blessing Hospice of Pike County. Condolences may be sent to the family at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.
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Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Mar. 25, 2014