Eileen J. Klinedinst, 90, formerly of Tyner, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
Born May 28, 1931, she was the 5th of five children, born to Homer & Verda (Ringgenberg) Stoneburner.
She graduated from Tyner High School with the class of 1949.
In high school, she was the cheerleader that fell in love with the basketball star, Norman Klinedinst. On January 15th 1950, Eileen and Norman married at her family home.
Eileen worked as a secretary for Tyner and John Glenn School Corporation for 9 years before retiring in 1976. She was a wonderful housewife and mother. She enjoyed going with her friends and family to the beach, fishing, camping and roughing it at Bear Track in Wisconsin. She was also an Indiana Basketball fanatic. She loved spending Sunday evenings with her family, usually resulting in good food and a rowdy game of cards. Many of their friends developed a group they called Card Club, which met monthly.
Eileen was a member of Tyner United Methodist Church, playing the organ for 17 years. She also taught piano lessons in her home.
Eileen is survived by her daughters: Sharon (Jim) Xaver; Vicki (Bill) Norris; and Laurie (Earl) Nelson of Plymouth. She has 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, as well as several very special nieces and nephews.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Norman, sisters Evelyn Gurthet, Helen Trowbridge, Phyllis Holt, brother Homer Stoneburner, and grandson Ryan Woodward.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 11-1 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will follow.
Please click the link below to live-stream the funeral service on Friday, August 27th at 1PM:
Burial will be held in the Tyner Cemetery, Tyner.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Judes’s children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude, Memphis, TN 38105.
Ruth Clemons says
I am so sad to hear this news , my love and prayers are with you.
Barb Lowry says
My sincere condolences to Eileen’s family for your loss. I had no idea she was 90! She was always so pleasant when I dropped off garments at the cleaners to be cleaned. May you find comfort in all the good times and memories that you shared. God be near you.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
We are so very sorry, about the loss, of your precious Mother.
Mary Ann Colvin says
What a sweet lady! Always had a kind word… so very sorry for your loss… 🙏😢
Jacqueline McClour says
Eileen will truly be missed. She and I recently reconnected on Facebook. I loved receiving her comments and likes on my pictures and posts. She especially liked to keep up with my baby boy Conor. He will always bring her memory to me.
One of my very special memories was a summer vacation staying with my dad Butch and Step-mom Laurie. We went to visit Eileen and she showed me so many neat things. She taught me how to play Heart and Soul on the piano. She also would catch fire flies with us and take the butts off and make glowing jewelry with us. She was definitely a very special soul.
Laurie Nelson says
As a daughter, my hearts broken. Mom was such a big part of our lives. So many great get togethers when she was able. She was always the good listener and the one I’d called when someone needed a prayer. The past years my sisters and I were given the gift of helping her through, being able to stay in her home and enjoying the simple things in life. Helping her through this last hospital, and nursing home rehab stay we were so hopeful we would get her home. Seems God saw she was tired and spared her of a long nursing home stay that began to seem inevitable. Thinking back I so appreciate all the friends and family that have been so wonderful to her and our family. Mom was raised in a wonder community, and part of a wonderful family. Each of you have given our family a wonderful and full life. I’d like to thank each of you for that! Thank you also for all the prayers and cards sent through this difficult time. Mom is now flying high. Probably dancing with dad, or in a serious game of euchre. My son has no doubt recieved the biggest hugs ands been anxious to share eternity with her included. Again, thank you, and I wish everyone well. God Bless! 🦋🦋🦋
Byron nd Jeanne White says
Sharon, Vicki and Laurie, It’s deeply sad to lose a loved one. But you will find strength to go on with all memories she has given you. Just remember she will be in your heart forever.
Amy Paton says
I was sad to hear about the passing of Eileen. I always looked forward to her coming into the salon to do her hair. It was fun to talk to her about her family and the trips that they would take. Our conversations would always lead to her love for IU basketball and how frustrating that the past two years the team just couldn’t get it together, lol!!
She will be dearly missed. My thoughts & prayers to all the family….