CARLOCK - Eileen G. Bly, 81, of 718 10th Ave., Fulton, mother of a Carlock chiropractor, died Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2005) at her home.
Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton, the Rev. Father James R. Keenan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Fulton. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Fulton Chapel, Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, with a 7:30 p.m. scripture service.
Memorials may be made to Mass offerings and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton.
She was born Nov. 11, 1924, at Preston, Iowa, a daughter of Matthew E. and Elizabeth S. Dever Cain. She married Donald F. Bly on Feb. 26, 1949, at Preston, Iowa. He diedn;April 9, 2001.
Surviving are four daughters, Colleen (Pat) Van Kampen and Maurita (Robert) Johnson, both of Clinton, Iowa; Marguerite (Jim) Strom, St. Paul, Minn.; and Monica Bly and companion, Michelle Compton, Bullard, Texas; four sons, Dan (Vicki) Bly, Fulton; Frank (Maureen) Bly, Garland, Texas; Pat (Debbie) Bly, Clinton, Iowa; and Dr. Timothy (Kim) Bly, Carlock; 33 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five sisters; and two brothers.
One sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Mount Saint Clare High School and the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Clinton, Iowa. She was employed at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa, for 38 years as an obstetrics nurse during which time she delivered over 4,000 babies.n;She was also privileged to have performed the delivery of four of her grandchildren at home. In 2002, she had been selected for induction into the Mount Saint Clare Hall of Fame. She was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton; the church's Altar and Rosary Society; and she also served as a Eucharistic minister.n;She established a weekly prayer group in 1972, which is still active today.n;She was also an active volunteer in the Christian Family Movement for many years and co-founded, along with her twin sister, the Share Food program in Clinton, Iowa.n;Most recently, she was involved in a move to see that the rosary was recited in the Catholic Church after daily Mass.