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Eileen Clancy - 81

6/3/1934 - 1/2/2016

Clinton, IA

Eileen T. Clancy, age 81, of Clinton, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center North. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Eileen was born in Clinton on June 4, 1934, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Lanaghan) Clancy. She attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in1952. She married Ronald Van Buer in Clinton in 1957. Eileen was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She loved her family and enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s games and activities, reading and music.

Eileen is survived by four children; Josie (Mark) DeVries of Bellevue, Anna Kash of Clinton, Nancy (Eric) Dahlhauser and John Van Buer of Nashville, TN; ten grandchildren; Alexis, Mark, Logan, Jessica, Jenna, Whitney, Jennifer, Andy, Lauren and Jacob; ten great grandchildren and a brother, Edward (Shirley) Clancy of Westchester, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Joseph in 2014; a brother, Thomas, and a sister, Mary Jo.


Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Pape Funeral Home.


A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish.



    on 01/04/16

    I miss you so much aunt Eileen, I wish I could be at the services, but I am having surgery, It breaks my heart, I have to miss it, I know you would understand, I will be thinking of you, love you, rest in peace, love linda
  • Keith McConnell

    on 01/04/16

    Eileen was a very special person. Right from the moment I met her she treated me as if she knew me for a long time. She was very generous and I will miss her stories and her dry, wickedly funny sense of humor. She raised an amazing family that have those same qualities. Rest in peace Eileen.
  • Ryan Day

    on 01/04/16

    I've heard sooo many stories of you,and Joe included. I missed out hearing them personally. I'm sure John will tell me many more. Prayers and peace to your whole family.
  • Maureen Walton

    on 01/05/16

    Josie, Anna, Nancy, John and families, my heart goes out to you. Your mother was a beautiful woman, inside and out. I feel blessed to be a member of the same Clan.
  • Elizabeth Lind

    on 01/06/16

    Anna, Josie and family,so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!
  • Julia Petersen-Breuer

    on 01/28/16

    Dear Josie, Anna, Nancy, John and families, I am Margaret and O.J. Clancy- McDonnell's granddaughter (Mary Petersen's daughter) I was informed about Eileen's death through a friend of my mom's. I am so saddened to see this news. I have such great memories from my childhood visits with Aunt Mary Clancy and Eileen and all of you too. Josie, I still have so many photos of me as your flower girl! I cherish those memories! I know this will leave a huge hole in your lives and your heart. I am also so sad to see Joe passed away a couple of years ago. God bless both their souls. My sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. Julie Petersen-Breuer

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