ST. PAUL — Eileen D. McAtee, 84, of St. Paul died about 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at her residence. Death was unexpected.
She was born March 10, 1927, at rural Parsons to Edward S. and Gladys (Hull) Volmer. She grew up in the rural Parsons area and attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and Parsons High School, graduating in 1946. She also attended Parsons Junior College.
On Nov. 7, 1946, she married George W. “Short” McAtee at the St. Joseph Church in South Mound. They lived in St. Paul and Parsons after their marriage with the exception of 10 years spent in Downey, Calif.
She was a homemaker and bookkeeper in the Parsons Livestock Auction, the business she and her husband owned until it was sold in 1984. Short preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2006.
Eileen was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church, its Altar Society and St. Luke’s Circle No. 239, Daughters of Isabella.
Survivors include two sons, George Wayne McAtee of St. Paul and Dale McAtee and his fiancée, Maria, of Cupertino, Calif.; two daughters, Marcia Smith of St. Paul and Janet Shaw and her husband, Gary, of Erie; five grandchildren, Ted Smith of Lawrence, Christopher Smith of Basehor, Ellen Canfield of Overland Park, Greg Smith of Emporia and Bailey Shaw of Erie; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Al Volmer of Carmichael, Calif., and Ed Volmer and his wife, Harriett of Independence, Mo.; and two sisters, Mary Jo Sevart and her husband, Harold, of Parsons and Marcena Volmer of Edmond, Okla.
Also preceding her in death was a daughter, Mary Ann McAtee, in 1953; a granddaughter, Deidra M. Smith, in 1999; a son-in-law, Gene Smith, in 2005; and two sisters, Lenore Fager and Ida R. Fager.
The funeral Mass will be at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul, with burial following in the St. Francis Cemetery.
The Daughters of Isabella will recite the rosary at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The parish will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church in St. Paul. Friends may call at the funeral home in St. Paul after 1:30 p.m., Sunday and after 5 p.m. at the church. On Monday morning she will again lie in state at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to either the Prairie Mission Retirement Village or the Osage Mission Museum. They may be mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.