Eileen M. Zike, 85, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 6:27 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at her home.
She was born November 13, 1927 in Toronto, Canada, a daughter of the late Francis and Marion (Upcraft) Bradley.
She married Robert Zike on January 16, 1946 in Seattle, Washington and he preceded her in death on December 11, 2010.
She had retired from Martha Manning Dress Company after 9 years of service as a seamstress.
She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends and her thoughts and concerns were always directed toward her family.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Janet Cerny-Leggett and David of Glen Carbon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Bradley Zike and Judy of Brighton and David L. Zike and Terri of O'Fallon, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Robert Cerny and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Henson, Kim Bruns and husband, Benjamin, Jennifer Zike, Kelli Zike, Katie Zike, Amy Zike and Steven Zike; one great grandson, Hunter; her loving caregiver and friend, Susi Janli; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers, Audrey, Gordon and John.
In celebration of her life and in accordance to Eileen's wishes, a private family service was held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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