November 14, 2018 GMT

EILEEN CARMAN, 88, of Ironton, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at a local health care facility. The Ironton native was born December 17, 1929, a daughter of the late Emory Lawson and Sadie Hoptry Lawson Duvendeck. She was also preceded in death on June 25, 1992, by her husband James Stewart Carman Sr., whom she married June 7, 1948. Mrs. Carman attended Ironton High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club. She enjoyed painting and drawing. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son David Alan Carman; four brothers, Harold Duvendeck, Richard Duvendeck, Johnny Lawson and Emory Lawson; three sisters, Mary Murphy, Pauline Sisler and Patricia Keiser. She is survived by two daughters, Martha (Nathan) Butler of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brenda (Andy) Gagai of Ironton; two sons James (Cindy) Carman Jr., of Springfield, W.Va., and Kenneth Carman of Ironton; four sisters, Helen Haggarty of Canton, Ohio, Carol (James) Everman of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nancy Robinson of Pedro, Ohio and Sara Carman of Cincinnati, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; a special friend, Jim Crawford. Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Thursday, November 15, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery and visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton. Donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101 or the Ironton Catholic Community, PO Box 499, Ironton, OH 45638. The Carman family would like to extend a special thank you to Community Hospice Care Center and Harbor Health Care for the wonderful care they took of their loved one. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.