Eileen Ruth Schank, 93, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the Wheeling Hospital Continuous Care Center.
She was born August 11, 1927, in Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late Carl and Lula Blanche Conaway Schank.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Reece & Edward Schank; three sisters, Adeline Virginia Schank Clark, Sarah Witt Ray & Dorothy Martin; and five nephews.
Eileen graduated from Triadelphia High School and retired as a secretary/receptionist from Kepner Funeral Homes after 31 years. She was always there for everyone and was more like a mother and grandmother. Eileen was the guiding light of the family.
She was Deacon Emeritus at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Wheeling, WV where she was also a member of the women’s circle, served on the church board for many years, and visited the shut-ins. She was a lifetime member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Miriam Chapter #1; The Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Holy City Shrine #1; and Ladies Oriental Shrine, Isis Court #1 all in Wheeling, WV.
She is survived by her many beloved nieces & nephews; great- nieces/ nephews; great-great- nieces / nephews; and great-great-great-nieces / nephews.
Friends will be received on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 11 AM until the time of service at 1 PM at Kepner Funeral Homes, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV (#304-242-2311) with Rev. Kenneth M. Hardway officiating. Interment will follow the service at Stone Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the All Saints Fund in c/o First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 1343 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.kepner-funeral.com.