Edna Eileen Shook

November 6, 1926 ~
April 28, 2024

Edna Eileen Shook was born in Ravenna, Ohio on November 6, 1926 and died on April 28, 2024. She was the daughter of Harry and Gladys Miller, and a sister to Robert (Eula) Davison and Wilma (Theodore) Cutler. She married Jay L. Shook on July 3, 1947. Jay and Eileen had five children: Jacqueline (Phil) Babcock, Sharon Shook, Nancy (Dean) Haney, Brian (Ruth) Shook, and Jill (Doug) Wilson.

She is survived by her children; grandchildren: Margaret Lane, Sarah (Geoffrey) Walton, Paul (Jennifer) Shook, Blake (Andrea) Wilson and Brandon (Brittany) Wilson; 14 great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, father-in-law (Harvey Shook), mother-in-law (Veva Shook), her brother and his wife, and her sister and her husband.

Eileen devoted her life to her husband and children, her parents and in-laws, extended family members, families of the Pleasant Avenue neighborhood in Caledonia, and activities in the Caledonia community. She enjoyed quilting and embroidery. Upon moving to Heather Hills, she nurtured and enjoyed a new community of friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff at The Village of Heather Hills and Faith Hospice care providers.

A private burial was at Lakeside Cemetery, Caledonia, MI on May 3, 2024. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on June 1, 2024, 1:30 pm at The Village of Heather Hills, 1055 Forest Hill Avenue, SE, Grand Rapids, MI. Parking is available in front with additional parking on the south end of the facility. Donations can be made in memory of Eileen Shook to the Caledonia Resource Center, 9749 Duncan Lake Ave. SE, Caledonia MI 49316. Please designate funds for the Senior Center. Funeral arrangements by Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Directors-Caledonia.

Celebration of Life
Saturday, June 1

The Village of Heather Hills
1055 Forest Hill Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Leave Your Tribute Message

May 06, 2024 10:01am
I'm so sorry Jill lost her dear mother. It very hard I know. God's blessings be with her.

- Roberta J. Aldrich

April 30, 2024 7:17pm
When our sister Katie was so tragically killed, our mother’s grief was insurmountable. She always said she would not have survived it without the help of Eileen Shook and Joyce Lass, who surrounded her daily with understanding and love. I remain grateful to Eileen and Joyce for their comforting presence. Eileen was a symbol of what is best about humanity. Her warmth and decency defined her daily life. She was an inspiration.

- Christine Doele Musser

April 30, 2024 5:43pm
My heartfelt sympathy.

- Peggy Doele Koeder

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