KOCH, Eileen Ellen
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Eileen Ellen Koch, 89, of Marietta, GA, passed away on August 23, 2014. Eileen was a resident of Winnwood Retirement Community in Marietta, GA and a member of Marietta First Baptist Church. She is survived by two children, Kathleen Wilcox and Alan Koch; six grandchildren, Robert Wilcox, Kelly Gerber, Steven Koch, Andrew Koch, Matthew Oetting and Jonathan Oetting. Eileen is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Tyler Oetting, Ryan Oetting, Michael S. Oetting and Elizabeth Gerber. Born in Elkhart, IN in 1925, Eileen graduated from the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 1946 and Indiana University in 1952. As a nurse she worked various places, including as a school nurse for Elkhart City Schools and a clinical nurse at Ingham Medical (now McLaren) Hospital. She retired in 1988. Eileen sang in a family trio with her parents, Earl and Captola Brock, when she was a child. As an adult she sang in numerous church choirs, sang solos, was a member of a women’s quartet and sang duets with her daughter. She was also a founding member of Westwood Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, MI and a long-time member of Colonial Village Baptist Church of Lansing, MI. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Paul W. Koch and Frederick W. Oetting Jr. and by her son, Michael R. Oetting. Funeral service will be 3PM Tuesday August 26, 2014 in the Chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta with Rev. Mike Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Xander Cemetery in Liberty, Ill. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 PM at the Funeral Home.
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