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Eileen Conley

October 12, 1919 — May 7, 2013

Eileen Conley, age 93, of Granton, WI died Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center, where she has resided for the past six years.Eileen Smyth was born on October 12, 1919 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Francis Henry and Ida Augusta (Schuett) Smyth. When she was six weeks old, her and her family moved to Lakewood, WI. She attended school in Lakewood and graduated from West Community High School in Chicago in 1937. On May 2, 1941 she was united in marriage to Harold Conley in a very unique ceremony on horseback in Aurora, IL. They moved to Lakewood that same year and farmed for the next 23 years, while raising their daughters, Donna and Patsy. In 1965, they moved to Florida and lived there until 1985, when they moved back to Wisconsin and resided in Granton. Harold died in 1988 and Eileen became more involved with helping with her grandchildren, which included babysitting, chauffeuring, and cooking. In March of 2007 she moved to Neillsville.During her spare time, Eileen enjoyed reading, especially mystery romance novels. She also enjoyed gardening and traveling around the country.She is survived by her daughters, Donna (Rich) Rebello of Eugene, OR and Patsy Conley of Granton, WI, four Grandchildren, Tammy (John) Barnes, Travis (Stephanie) Kurth, Amie (William) Pongratz and Misty (Andy) Riales, twelve Great Grandchildren, Samantha Barnes, Lawson Barnes, Tyler Vanguilder, Courtney Kurth, Olivia Kurth, William Pongratz Jr., Dillon Pongratz, Cassidie Pongratz, Alexis Pongratz, Wyatt Riales, Alexa Riales and Alex Riales. Eileen is also survived by two sisters, Fran Jackson and Betty Betts and a brother, Dan Smyth all of Lakewood, WI, along with many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her Husband, her parents, two sisters, June Peek and Micky Keesler and a brother, Hugh Smyth.A graveside service will be held for Eileen at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Lakewood Forest Cemetery in Lakewood, WI.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Eileen's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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