Eloise Hagan

September 12, 1908 ‒ August 01, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Eloise (Shipley) Hagan, age 105, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday August 1, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 12, 1908 in Fredericktown, Ohio to the late Willard and Nina (Welker) Shipley.

She graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1926, and then went to Mount Vernon Business College. Eloise and her husband owned and operated Hagan’s Grocery in Mount Vernon. She also worked at the election polls for over 60 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon for 73 years and taught Sunday school for 25 years. Although she received many honors during her lifetime the one that meant the most to her was the Prestigious Clara Barton Award for volunteer leadership. It was only the second one ever awarded in Knox County. Eloise had been a Red Cross volunteer at Martin Memorial Hospital and later Knox Community Hospital for a total of 47 years. She also worked at their blood bank, was involved with blood services community and served on the Knox County Red Cross Board of Directors for several years.

She enjoyed volunteering, gardening, reading, politics (in 2003 she was named Ohio Democrat of the year) but most of all she loved to spent time with her family.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jeannine (Robert) Moreau and Kathy (Larry) Daubenspeck; six grandsons; sixteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her husband William Hagan Jr., whom she married on August 31, 1927; two brothers, Kenneth and Duane Shipley, half-sister, Eva Loney, granddaughter, Daphane Savage Kennedy.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 106 North Gay St. Mount Vernon, OH, 43050. Interment will be in Mound View Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, Knox County Red Cross or Hospice of Knox County.

To view this obituary or leave the family a condolence, visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Eloise (Shipley) Hagan.

  • Dear Kathy, Jeannine, and Families,

    We have all lost a beautiful lady. What a strong and vital individual Eloise was, and she will never be forgotten. We are sending you all, our deepest sympathy and friendship. The extended Shipley family has lost two very important members this week, and we share in your sorrow. May your fond memories help you through this sad time.

    Sincerely, Susan (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Kathy and family,,,,,,the world lost a beautiful, giving and loving lady. She was, and is ,,,,a great inspiration to us all. She did so many great and unselfish things in her life. You were blessed to be able to call her mom. May your wonderful memories help you through the days to come. Your friend, Eileen

  • I am so very sorry for ur loss. What extraordinary woman. I still have the book she wrote and signed. She will be missed.

  • Jeannine, Kathy and your families,

    Memmee will be missed so much. She was such a model for many of us, in so many ways. How blessed, each of you have been, to have such a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. Those of us who knew her, have also been blessed in a very special way.

    My sympathy goes out to all your families.

    Love & prayers,

    Sue Harwell and family

  • Dear Kathy, TJ, Willie and Troy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Meme, as I have so many wonderful memories….especially when the boys and I went to Meme and Huevy’s house for diner on the weekends….the boys were so little ….I loved all the great stories during the weekend dinners….now those stories will continue in heaven…. you are all in my thoughts and prayers…love Patty Pifer Kenney

    • Thank you so much for the kind words, Patty. We truly appreciate your kindness now and in the past.

  • I was fortunate to meet Eloise working at the polls. She made the long day very enjoyable. She was more fun and had such good stories to share. Always enjoyed getting an opportunity to spend a few minutes with her when we would run into each other.
    Eloise was an example for all of us to follow. She has more than earned a special place in Heaven.

  • I was blessed to have Eloise as my neighbor for 16 years. Eloise’s poise, compassion and dedication were an inspiration. I have enjoyed her gardens, her cooking and her company and will miss her. It is amazing how much she accomplished and I will be happy if I can achieve a fraction of what she did. My sympathies to you all.

  • Kathy and Larry,

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and strength sent your way.
    Deanna Shira Tackett

  • Always love your smile and great outlook on life.
    Our prayers are with all of the family.
    Dean & Linda Shira

  • Although I haven’t seen Eloise since I was a child, I’ve always remembered her selling me penny candy. She was soooooo patient as I pondered at great length over which delicacies to spend my 2 cents on!!!!! My mother, Hannelore, considered her a very good friend and I hope they are in Heaven now, catching up with each other.
    You were lucky to have her for much longer than most of us do….what an amazing lady on so many levels. May she rest in peace and always live in your hearts and the hearts of all who loved her.

  • My cousin Sara was married to Melvin Hagan. We always felt like close family. She will certainly be missed. Love to all of you. Eleanor Jane.

  • Kathy, Troy & Family, So sorry for your loss of your wonderful Mother and Grandmother. What a sweet lady we will all miss! Prayers and hugs!!

  • Another Angel in Heaven as she is with our Lord and Savior! Sorry for your loss Kathy and family! Absolutely thrilled to have known such a lovely lady!

  • We are so very sorry for your loss…Mimi was such a wonderful woman and I will miss bringing her spring mushrooms with Barbie. You are all in our prayers!

  • Dear Cathy, Larry, Bud and Jeanine
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mimi was a wonderful and gracious lady. She will be missed but never forgotten. Love and prayers to all of you.

    CJ and Faye

  • Kathy and Family, Ray and I would like to express our sympathy on the loss of your mother. We admired her and always enjoyed her presence at activities. Ray & Pat Davis

  • Kathy, Larry, and family —

    I want to express my sympathy at the loss of your dear Mother and Grandmother. Mrs. Hagan was the among the greatest Red Cross volunteers that ever worked the blood mobiles, especially, and was it was always a joy to see her great smile and be greeted so warmly by her. You have been blessed and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Roger Marra

  • My deepest sympathies on the loss of Eloise. She was a wonderful woman. She was a treasure. I will always remember her smiling face. She was a fixture in my life, and will live forever in my heart and my memories. I was happy I was able to visit her a little while back. May your memories of her give you much comfort. Mt. Vernon has lost a cherished daughter.

  • Dear Kathy and Family, My sincere sympathy in the passing of Eloise. She was truly a remarkable, caring, loving lady. She will be sadly missed by many.

  • Dear Kathy, Larry, Bud, Jeannine, and families,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mimi was such a wonderful person. I was truly honored that she was able to come to Aunt Fayes during my time at home so we could visit. What a remarkable woman and so fun and lively even at 106 years old! I know that my mom loved her dearly.
    Love and prayers to all of you.