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Eileen Molitor 1921-2009

Sep 24, 2009

RUTHVEN — Funeral service for Eileen Molitor is 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Peter Nguyen will officiate.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Molitor, 88, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at her home near Ruthven.

Eileen Mary (Kenyon)?Molitor was born March 1, 1921, in Turin, IA, the daughter of Albert and Margaret (Kyne)?Kenyon. She received her education in Rodman, graduating from Rodman High School in 1938. Eileen continued her education at Iowa Teachers College, graduating in 1939 with her teaching certification.

Eileen taught country school near Ayrshire in 1939 and near Laurens from 1940 to 1945. She was employed as a grade school teacher in Ringsted in 1946, Hartley in 1947, and then she was a substitute teacher in the Ruthven school system for many years.

On June 2, 1948, Eileen and John B. Molitor were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallard.

Eileen was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Ruthven and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was a 4-H?leader for many years.

Surviving are her children, Roger (Becky)?Molitor of Port St. John, FL, JoAnn (John)?Siple of Rochester, MN, Paul (Patricia)?Molitor of Ruthven, Dennis (Shirley)?Molitor of Carroll, Melvin (Margaret)?Molitor of Spencer, Marilyn (Michael) Hildreth of Brookings, SD, Jeanette (Ronald) Schwartz of Shoreview, MN, Geri (Fred) Walker of Des Moines, and John J. (Kelley)?Molitor of Osage; 22 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, eight step, great grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Kenyon of Emmetsburg; a sister, Ina Weishaar of Emmetsburg; sister-in-law, Marjorie Kenyon of Algona; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Molitor was preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law; a grandson, Tyler James Molitor; two brothers, Lyle and Edward Kenyon; a sister, Erma Kenyon; sisters-in-law, Mary Kenyon and Margaret Kenyon; and a brother-in-law, Leonard Weishaar.

Condolences can be left at www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com