Eileen (Ryan) Beaves, 89, of Dubuque died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Stonehill Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Friday at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road where there will be a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Resurrection. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Eileen was born February 10, 1930 in Dubuque, daughter of Joseph and Alice (Lynch) Ryan. She was a graduate of Visitation Academy. She worked part time at May’s Drug Store in Dubuque.
On September 30, 1950 she married Theodore “Ted” Beaves at St. Joseph the Prairie Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 22, 2015.
She was an active member of Resurrection Parish and a member of Catholic Daughters of America.
Eileen is survived by six children, Carol Beaves of West St. Paul, MN, Ted (Deb) Beaves of Dubuque, Ann (Tom) Hanson of Manchester, Mary Jo (Bill) Einwalter of Farley, Julie (Mike) Dunn of Dubuque and Michael (Lisa) Beaves of Ankeny; 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sister, Kay Steuck of Dubuque and in-laws, Geri, Gail and Andrea Ryan and Peter (Margaret) Beaves.
Eileen was also preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Paul, Ray and Bill Ryan, brother in law, Bob Steuck and in laws, Mary Ellen and Jim Kadra, Richard and Gerry Beaves, Charlotte and Bill Hanley, George and Dorothy Beaves and Jack and Veronica Murphy.
For further information, please visit www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com.
Memorials may be made to the Eileen Beaves Memorial Fund.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staffs at Stonehill Franciscan Services and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their care.
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