Josephine G. Eidson, 88, passed away from this life on March 15, 2020 at Spring Valley Health and Rehab Center. Josephine was born in Dublin, Ireland on March 22, 1931 to Robert Joseph and Annie (O’Neill) Brockie.
Josephine attended school in the Dominican Convent in Dublin, Ireland. She left Ireland in 1953 and immigrated to Canada. After two and a half years in Canada, she immigrated to the United States and became a United States Citizen in 1962. In 1964, Josephine married Edward W. Eidson, then a first lieutenant in the United States Army. From this marriage were born two children, Edward W. Eidson II and Maureen W. (Eidson) Dismang. Josephine and Edward moved to Springfield, Missouri in December, 2013.
Josephine is survived by her husband Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Edward W. Eidson of Springfield, Missouri; their son, US Navy Captain (Ret) Edward W. Eidson II of Niangua, Missouri; their daughter, Maureen W. Dismang of Olathe, Kansas; five grandchildren, Ashley Eidson and Andrea (Eidson) Murphy of Niangua, Missouri, Madison, Merik, and Miles Dismang of Olathe, Kansas; one great-grandchild, Roman Eidson of Niangua, Missouri; sister Catherine Poma if Monterey, California and sister Ann Crosbie of Limerick, Ireland.
Funeral Services for Josephine will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:00 am, at Greenlawn South Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Greenlawn South Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250, or Sisters of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, New York 14610.
Private interment will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.
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