LARNED — Eileen F. Throckmorton, beloved mother and dedicated wife, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 19, at her home in Wichita. Eileen was born in Yukon, Okla., on Sept. 20, 1919, to Harry and Frances Bunch. She spent her life devoted to the Lord’s work and to her family. She attended college at El Reno Junior College in El Reno, Okla., currently known as Redlands College. In her earlier years, she was an employee of Western Union and worked as a teleprinter operator through out Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. She married J.E. "Jim" Throckmorton in Wewoka, Okla., on Dec. 4, 1943. In 1957 they moved to Larned.
She was an excellent seamstress, pianist and homemaker. She loved the Lord with all her heart, and this was exemplified in the way she lived her live. She was a positive influence of strength and courage.
Mrs. Throckmorton belonged to First Christian Church and was active in the CWF for many years. She was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. She served on the Larned election board, was a member of the Garden Club and the Make Today Count organization.
Survivors include her loving husband of 67 years, Jim, of the home; a son, Mark and wife LaRue of Altadena, Calif.; a daughter, Sherrie and husband Dan Davis of Wichita; four granddaughters, Samantha and Brittany Throckmorton. both of Altadena, Calif., Lindsay Harris and husband Vient, and Brandi Davis, all of Wichita; and two brothers, Carroll Bunch, Anadarko, Okla., and Dr. H.D. Bunch and wife Jeannette of Starkville, Miss.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Morell Funeral Home in Larned, with Pastor Dan Lundgren presiding. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Larned Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.morellfuneralhomellc.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Morell Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 124; 1021 Broadway St.
Larned, KS 67550-0124
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2011