Agnes Eileen McCarthy
A beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt to many. Fifth child to Gertrude and Charles Francis McCarthy. Survived by her last sibling Gertrude Mays. Loving mother to Lorraine, Beth, and Jennifer. Grandmother to David, Jason, Rachel, Rocky, CJ, Jenni, Nicole, and Jessica. Great grandmother to Noah, Kaitlyn, Jada, Ellie, Sophie, Lilly, Rowen, Leah, Trent, Luca, Madison, Miranda, Audra, and baby boy Breeden.
Born in Elwood IN. Resided in Evergreen CO, Compton CA, Lakewood CA, Garden Grove CA, Stanton CA, Huntington Beach CA, Seal Beach CA, Okeechobee FL, Plainfield IN, Camby IN, and Mooresville IN. Eighty-five years of a life well lived and traveled.
Educated in Elwood school system, attended St. Mary of the Woods and studied French. She received certificates as a dental assistant in Lakewood CA. She earned an associate degree in business at Golden West College while working at the May Company. It took three and half years of night school and summer school to accomplish her degree but well worth it.
Eileen was a true patriot. She would always comment on the giant American flag waving in the breeze and how beautiful it was. She bought a PT Cruiser because it was made in America. Always looked for made in America.
Eileen’s passions included sewing, quilting and doll making. She sowed her own clothes, daughters matching Easter dresses, and clothes for her dolls. She had her own kiln and made several ceramic Cabbage Patch dolls as well as hand sewn dolls. Painting faces, attaching eye lashes, and winning many awards.
Eileen’s list of accomplishments is long, and many great memories shared never to be forgotten. A loyal, loving friend and family member. “Grandma” to so many, family or not. Most important of all was her love for a good party with her family, a fountain coke, and a delicious cheesecake. Many family events and she was always proud of us. She will truly be missed.