G. Eileen Mendenhall, age 92, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles, Ohio. She was born on January 8, 1919 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Herman & Mary Agnes (Schilling) Althoff.
Eileen is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Bill L. & Marilyn Mendenhall of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, and Tom & Janet Mendenhall of Versailles, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Sue & Ted Edmiston of Piqua, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters and brother in law, Ruby Kuckherman, Kathleen Detrick, and Betty & Harold Rhoades all of Troy, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Eileen was a homemaker and a member of the Versailles Christian Church. She loved traveling, playing cards, fishing, making quilts, flower gardening and most of all her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Dwight Mendenhall whom she married on January 7, 1939; son Larry Mendenhall; sisters, Ruth Oliver, Phyllis Althoff, and Evelyn Earhart.
There will be a service held on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Versailles Christian Church, 105 West Ward St., Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, December 19, 2011 from 5-8 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at church.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Versailles Christian Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.