Known for her ease in frequent conversation even with total strangers, some may be surprised to learn that she was very shy in nature. She possessed a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many. Countless lives have been influenced by her nurturing love and faith in God. Her signature gift of joy and encouragement shined through her smile, her laughter, her kind words, and will never be forgotten.
To this beautiful lady, you will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew you and loved you. While we will miss you here on earth, we will meet again. You are loved beyond measure!
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne White; and an infant son.
Eileen is survived by a daughter, Linda Penkava of Wheaton, Illinois; a son, Fred White of Kingwood, Texas; a daughter, Nancy Jakubec and husband Jim of Cabot, Arkansas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin Koskela and wife Jan of Waco, Texas, Arnold Koskela and wife Linda of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Allan Koskela of Webster City, Iowa; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 22 at the First Christian Church in Shell Knob, Missouri at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Tom Rees officiating.