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Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

4727 West 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL

OBITUARY

Eileen Winifred Boyce

March 19, 1929June 21, 2020

Eileen Winifred “Toots” (McKeon) Boyce passed away on June 21, 2020 at 91 years old. Eileen was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 19, 1929 to MaryAnne Durkin McKeon and Michael McKeon. Her family lived in Little Flower parish, and she attended that elementary school. She graduated from Mercy High School. Eileen married Daniel Boyce in 1948. The family moved to Hometown, Illinois in 1953 where she and her husband raised their two daughters, Janet (Cizmar) and Marilyn (Webb). Eileen was also well known as “Toots” and “Aunt Toots,” by many of her family, and her favorite was being “Grandma Tutu” to grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides full-time employment for most of her life, Eileen had many interests including sewing, reading, and church work. She received the Christifideles award for her church service. However, she was the most enthusiastic about her gardening. Each spring would bring about the question, “What color this year?” as she planted her front yard in flowers. Her bright colored, flowering front yard brought smiles to neighbors and passersby.

Eileen leaves many loving family members including her two daughters, Janet Cizmar and her husband (John/Jack) of Chicago, Illinois, and Marilyn Webb and her husband Paul Frank of Alamogordo, New Mexico; grandchildren Andrew Cizmar (Crystal), Michael Cizmar (Aline), John Cizmar (Connie), Frank Jarod Webb (Megan), Daniel Webb (Samantha), Shannon Webb Gregory (Ben), grandchildren Nicholas and Abigail Cizmar, Sophia and Noah Cizmar, Trent and Laura Webb, Kate, Chloe and Tara Gregory. She also left numerous loving and caring nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Eileen was also dearly loved and cared for by her friends and neighbors in Hometown and Our Lady of Loretto parish during her over 60 years of residence there.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 50+ years, Daniel Edward Boyce (also known as “Papa”), her parents MaryAnn (Durkin) and Michael McKeon, her beloved sister Marion O’Connell, her brother-in-law James O’Connell.

We do hope you understand during these times the services will be private, to comply with all State and Local health and safety guidelines. However, we look forward to having fellowship and the chance to reminisce at a later date. In lieu of flower donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org

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Eileen Morris

June 27, 2020

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June 27, 2020

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June 27, 2020

S. Mary Catherine McDonagh

June 26, 2020

I remember how much you loved your Aunt Kathleen (my mother) and called her Aunt Baby. Your loving, generous heart was a blessing to all of your family.

Jim & Lisa Cizmar

June 25, 2020

Toots, you will be dearly missed. I remember when you worked at the Martinique as a ticket agent. I loved calling you at the last minute and you would save me tickets (Jim).

Toots, my favorite memory is the time we were at Jack & Jan's house for a party. You wore these beads around your neck from New Orleans. I mentioned that I loved your beads. You then said you wore them to church and your Priest was looking at you funny. I then preceded to inform you what those beads meant. The laughter that followed will be instilled in my memory (Lisa).

We love and will miss you dearly. See you in heaven someday beautiful.

Cristiano Nogueira

June 24, 2020

I clearly remember my first impresssion: it was a sunny saturday afternoon during the summer of 1997 when we were at a garden party in the south side, Andy, Mike, John, some frat boys and I all drinking around the BBQ and in comes Toots driving ther Jeep, skid brakes on the grass, jolts out the car to high-five us all, someone hands her a beer as she headed over to greet the rest of the party, who all cheered with her "partier-than-thou" entrance! Thats when the party started!

Ever since, at all the other social events, she always somehow made me feel special. I have always considered her my 3rd grand mother.

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