February 22, 1930 ‒ January 24, 2012
BUTLER ~ The heart of a mother is much like a deep ravine, at the bottom of which love and forgiveness is always found. A faithful and devoted Christian, Eloise Fields greatest accomplishment was that of loving and devoted wife, mom, and grandma. Kind hearted and respected, her children where a precious gift from God whom she showered with love. The matriarch of her family, Eloise’s legacy of unconditional love and selflessness will remain constant in family.
On Tuesday evening, January 24, 2012 Eloise Fields, age 81, of Butler passed away in Mansfield MedCentral Hospital following a brief illness.
Eloise was born February 22, 1930 in Virgie, Kentucky, the daughter of James and Jane (Burke) Tackett. On July 5, 1946 she married Jesse Fields. The two moved to Ohio in 1948.
Described as hard working, the mother of ten children, Eloise remained busy day and night completing her routine of chores. The lasting value of unity and responsibility was instilled in everyone of her children. Either gathering eggs, canning vegetables, hunting, or preparing meals, everyone helped out and followed Eloise’s gentle guidance. Of course she was a wonderful cook as well.
Christ centered, Eloise and Jesse led family bible study’s around the kitchen table with each of their kids reading a verse. Leading by example, the children were witness to both Jesse and Eloise diligently praying throughout the day.
Eloise enjoyed nature and being outside either tending to her flower garden or canning her bounty of vegetables. Just recently she started making bead necklaces for her grandchildren.
Eloise’s life story is that of devoted wife, hardworking mother and loving grandma. Her sense of humor was one of kind. Above all she remained faithful to Christ, witnessing to her family the very day of her passing.
Eloise is survived by her children Deloris & Chuck Hamilton of Bellville, Dean & Becky Fields of Butler, Jim Fields of Perrysville, Mary Fields of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Eddie & Rae Fields of Butler, Clarence Fields of Butler, Edie & Dick Yarman of Fredericktown, Larry Fields of Butler, Kit & Kari Fields of Suwanee, GA, and Ricky Fields of Butler; 76 grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters Osalee Tackett of Minnesota and Bobbie Tackett of Mansfield; numerous nieces and nephews; and a large extended family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband on February 23, 2010, Jesse Fields, brothers Carson and Dee Boy Tackett.
The Fields family will receive friends Friday, January 27, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery near Butler.
Contributions in her memory to the Bellville American Legion Post #535 may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fields family, and condolences to them may be made at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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