Eileen Nies, 86, of Crystal Lake, died at the Crystal Pines Care and Rehabilation Center on Monday September 24, 2012.
She was born in Maytown, Ill., to John and Catherine (McBride) Sharkey.
She is survived by her children Elizabeth Mary (Richard) Phannenstill and Thomas (Marilyn) Neis; her grandchildren Elizabeth Neis, Melissa (Chris) Wittenborn and R.J. Phannenstill. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Molly Ann.
Eileeen was a receptionist at the Neis Insurance Agency and a optician at Service Optical. She had also worked at the Ohio, Illinois Rexall Drug store.
She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, but also found time for her favorite sport, golf.
There will be a graveside funeral service on at 11:30 am. Wednesday Sept. 28, 2012 at Crystal Lake Memorial Park, Ridgefield Road, Crystal Lake.
Memorials may be made to the Mayo Clinic Research Foundation. More information is available at Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake.