Dear Shawn and Patty: I am sorry to hear about the death of your mother. One is never ready to say goodbye regardless of the circumstances. Soon the happy memories will replace the sadness of these last days. Treasure them as they return. I will not be able to see you at the visitation today as I am substituting at school. Hope to see you both in person soon.
M. Eileen Wick Meagher, 76, of New London, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her home after a long battle with leukemia.
Mrs. Meagher was born March 25, 1941 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Dale McClure and Marie Ida Vondersnick Wick. On July 12, 1961 she married Larry Paul Meagher at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. She was a homemaker and also worked the switchboard for Continental Phone Company in the late 50s. She was a nurse's aide for 32 years at the New London Care Center. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, gameshows, working outside in the yard, taking walks, Elvis Presley and Irish music. She liked to travel and had visited Ireland, Italy, Hawaii, Alaska, Scotland, and the lower 48 states while her husband was in the service. She was a 1959 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband; son, Shawn Meagher of Macomb, IL; daughter Patty Keagle (Mark Robinson) of Mt. Pleasant; two granddaughters, Arial Keagle and Georgia Meagher; brother, Richard (Marilyn) Wick of New London; and sister, Nancy ( "Red") McDowell of Ottumwa; sister-in-law, Diana Wick Hardy of North Liberty; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Tim, brother Robert, and nephews Tony and Mike Wick.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, May 5, 2017 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Father John Stack will officiate. According to her wishes, she has been cremated and inurnment will be held in St Alphonsus Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant at a later date. Visitation will begin at 9:00 Friday morning at the chapel, with the family greeting friends one hour prior to the service. A memorial has been established to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Iowa City.
Though I didn't know Eileen, her sister Nancy McDowell is a friend that I haven't seen for ages and can't find her address to send a card. So sorry about the death of Nancy's sister, and also so sorry about the death of Doug McDowell, Nancy's brother-in-law who died real recently, also.
So sorry for your loss. Eileen, Marilyn, Mary, and I were close friends in High School. She was always the life of the party-so much fun. I also enjoyed visiting with her & Larry when they were stationed in California!