Eileen Florence Lause, 96, of Delphos, passed away on December 11, 2020. She was born January 20, 1924, to Albert J. and Leona (Stippich) Suever. She was united in marriage to Donald G. Lause; he preceded her in death on January 31, 1990.
She is survived by her sons, Glen Lause of Naples, Florida and Neal (LuAnn Holt) Lause of Lima; a brother, Carl Suever of Delphos; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Velma Julia Suever, Margaret “Marge” Lause; a brother, Robert Suever; sisters-in-law, Audrey Suever and Lois Suever; brother-in-law, Eugene “Ike” Lause; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Lause.
Eileen was a bookkeeper for her father at Suever Stone Co., the family business, which was started in 1888. She and her husband, along with her two brothers, would be co-owners of Suever Stone Co. until 1994. At that point, her son, Neal, would continue the family business and Eileen would work in the office.
She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and played in the band for four years. She received a First place medal at State and a Third place at National for playing a clarinet in a musical instrument trio. She also enjoyed playing the organ and reading. As a member of the Delphos Public Library, she kept a list of all the books she read and as of last count it was over 2,500 books. She also had an extensive collection of Hummels.
Eileen was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Church and a former member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council #84. She volunteered at the Interfaith Thrift Shop for 30 years and was an Honorary Member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Council #54 in Lima.
She was also a homemaker who loved traveling. She and Don traveled to all 50 states, Mexico and Canada. Don had his International Driver’s license and they drove in nine countries in Europe and returned home on the British ship QEII. She, Don, and Neal would also travel to all the NASCAR races each racing season.
Visitation will be held on December 16, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Catholic Ladies of Columbia Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery and all are welcome to attend.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Delphos Public Library.
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