Eileene C. Canseco, 74, passed away September 18, 2021. Eileene was born March 1, 1947 in Abilene, Kansas to Melvin and Marie Scheaffer. She was raised in Chapman, Kansas being the youngest of seven children. Eileene graduated from Chapman High School 1965. She moved to Kansas City to attend Avila College for Nursing. She met her husband Joseph and raised three children. Together they opened their home to many children and adults who came upon hard times. Both Eileene and her husband were very active in the church where she sang in the choir, led Ala-non meetings and helped families in need through the food pantry. Eileene worked 39 years with the Social Security Administration where she was able to make some wonderful lifelong friends who loved her witty personality. After she retired, she moved to Minnesota to watch her grandson grow up. While there, she found joy in attending a variety of active social clubs as well as being able to help elementary students with reading. Recently, Eileene returned to Kansas City, Missouri and was able to build a bond with her great grandchildren and watch them grow.
Eileene was preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Marie Scheaffer, siblings: Mary Margaret Scheaffer, Lilian Ruth Scheaffer, Donald Scheaffer, Joann Scheaffer (Kidd), her husband Joseph Augustin Canseco, Sr., her son Melvin D. Canseco and her grandchild Nicholle "Cozy" Marie Tobias. Survivors include her daughters: Erin M. Canseco and Cristina A. Canseco; her grandchildren: Jessica Dennard, Harley Tobias, Ethan Canseco; and her great grandchildren: Toni Dennard and Charlie Dennard.
A memorial visitation will be 9-11AM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri.Service Information:
A memorial visitation will be 9-11AM, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri.