Eileen Roecker

Obituaries

February 10, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Mary Eileen Roecker passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Eileen was the daughter of Matthew William and Sarah Myrtle (Adams) Heller and was born in Topeka on Jan. 31, 1930. She married Joseph Wendell Roecker at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Feb. 7, 1949. He preceded her in death on May 27, 1998.
Eileen graduated from Chanute High School in 1948. After marrying Joseph, she took on the role of a farmer’s wife and was a loving and hardworking mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Eileen loved to cook for her family and enjoyed the time she spent with them. She especially liked to attend the school programs and 4-H events for her grandchildren. Eileen volunteered at St. Patrick’s Bargain Store and worked the polls for the Neosho County Election Board. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute.
Eileen is survived by sons, Dan (Sandy) Roecker, Chanute, and Matt (Lila) Roecker, Chanute; daughters, Judy (Richard) Snyder, Iola, and Cathy (Ralph) Norris, Humboldt; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph; and brother, Jack Heller.
A Rosary will be recited at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chanute at 7 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Patrick Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Chanute.
Online condolences may be left at:  www.countrysidefh.com. Memorials have been suggested to St. Patrick Catholic Church and may be left with or mailed  Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720.

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