Eve Marie (Liles) Keegan, 48, of Clyde, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center, with her husband and daughter at her side, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born in Norwalk, May 25, 1965, and grew up on the family farm in Collins. She graduated from Western Reserve High School, received her Associates Degree in Medical Records from Firelands School of Nursing, and graduated from the Mansfield School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
Always devoted to her family, Eve stayed at home to raise her only daughter, Jessica. Later, she worked in oncology for North Coast Cancer Care, specifically with Dr. Brian Murphy.
Eve was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sandusky. She loved traveling with friends and family, reading, cross-stitch, and scrapbooking. She was always the one to keep the family together, and throughout her long battle she was always more concerned about her family than herself.
Eve is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Keegan, whom she married July 11, 1998; daughter, Jessica Lynn Keegan, living at home; mother and father, Rosemary (Wilson) and John Liles of Collins; sister, Mary Beth (Houssain) Mishkin of Grafton; brother, Andrew (Lori) Liles of Collins; maternal grandmother, Arlene Wilson of New London; niece, Layla; nephews, Alex and Zane; mother-in-law, Helen L. Keegan; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Larry) Bilhardt, who was very special and with Eve throughout her illness, Cheri (Kurt) Newton, and Bonnie Keegan; and brothers-in-law, Michael Keegan and Terry Keegan.
She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Paulette Keegan; brother-in-law, Bob Keegan; and best friend, Lisa Roswell.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky. Fathers Michael Roemmele and John Missler will officiate. All present at mass are welcome to join the family at the church for a luncheon immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Key Bank in care of the Eve Keegan Benefit Fund, 601 Cleveland Rd. West, Huron, OH 44839. All proceeds will be for the future benefit of Eve’s daughter, Jessica.
The Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at toftfh.com.