Catherine Eileen (Mohan) Chmidling lost her battle with cancer on Friday, July 10, 2020 surrounded by her children and sister. Eileen was born July 24, 1934 to William Dennis and Catherine (Zielinski) Mohan in Leavenworth, Kansas. She was 85 years old.
Eileen worked briefly for Hallmark Cards and Perry Black’s Auto before working finance and accounting jobs for civil service for 21 years. She left civil service in 1988 to help her husband Richard with his construction company as his business manager and administrative assistant. Eileen loved her family, horseback riding, bowling, taking photos, genealogy, playing cards, and traveling.
Eileen married Leo E. Booker in 1956 and they had four children before divorcing in 1971. Eileen married Richard Chmidling in 1987 and acquired six more children with the marriage. Richard preceded her in death in 2005. Eileen was also preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, Mary Lea Booker, brothers, Donald, Dennis, Ralph and Charles Mohan, and her stepson, Richard "Rick" Chmidling, Jr.
Eileen is survived by her three children: Michelle, Kathleen, and Terry Booker; five stepchildren: Deborah Chmidling, Darlene (Chmidling) Dean, Timothy, Robert (Marcelle), and William Edward (Angie) Chmidling; 11 grandchildren: Zachary Baker, Julie (Wes) Winters, Tabitha, Laura, and Emily Chmidling, Eric Chmidling, Melissa (Austin) Guenther, Jessica Chmidling, Samantha Smith, Amanda Crook, and Alan Mohan; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, JoAnn (Necole) Tanner; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Fitch) Mohan and Carol (Chmidling) Daniels; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Judy) and John (Diane) Chmidling, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 5 to 7 p.m. with the rosary to be said at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, July 16, 2020 at St. Casimir’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Bill McEvoy, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be directed St. Casimir’s Altar Society or St. Luke’s Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden Larkin Funeral Home.