Jean Eikhof

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Seamanville Cemetery
400 Spring Street
Monroe, New York, United States

Obituary of Jean Eikhof

Jean Stickles Eikhof

July 10, 1923-December 22, 2017

Monroe, NY

Jean Stickles Eikhof, longtime resident of Monroe, NY, died December 22, 2017 at the age of 94. Born in New York City Children's Hospital on July 10, 1923, the daughter of the late George Stickels and Elizabeth MacDonald Stickels, she spent most of her life living with Tom, her beloved husband of 65 years, during a time they referred to as Monroe's Golden Years. Jean was a long time active member of the Monroe United Methodist Church, where she served her church into her early 90's During her lifetime Jean enjoyed the company of numerous family members and friends. Her kitchen quickly became a gathering place for many people. The teapot was never able to cool and her door was always open. Jean was creative and extremely handy. She was a gifted seamstress as well as an amazing cook and baker. Jean was known as the "cookie lady" by the neighborhood children. Her comfort food dinners will surely be missed by the many people she would invite to share a meal.

Jean was predeceased by her husband R. Thomas Eikhof who passed on January 30, 2011, her brothers George and Charles Stickels and sister Minerva Stickels who died in infancy. She is survived by her son Thomas Eikhof and wife Barbara Eikhof of Tomkins Cove, daughter Kathleen Eikhof Phillips and husband Honorable Francis D. Phillips, sister-in-law Dolores Mucha, sister-in-law Shirley Eikhof, niece Dawn and husband Jason Iorio, niece Laura Dolan and husband Stephen Dolan, and great nephew Edward Dolan. She also leaves behind many wonderful cousins, friends and neighbors, especially Linda Warbrick whom she referred to as her adoptive daughter. Her family would like to thank Irena for the wonderful care she provided over the past several months as well as Dr. Ralph Neuhaus, Dr. Jack Dermigny and nurse Christine Spadafora for the excellent medical care, humor, and understanding they provided when taking care of our mom.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Chapel Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27th in the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Seamanville Cemetery, Monroe, NY.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested donations be made to the Monroe United Methodist Church for the maintenance of the R. Thomas Eikhof Education Building, 47 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950 or the Monroe Food Pantry (Community Emergency Center), 47 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950.

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