Eileen was born in London England as the second child of nine to Gladys and Stan Brisco. Her childhood was marked by WWII; after the bombing of her family home, she and her two sisters were moved to family in Wales until the end of the war. In 1952 she met United States Navy man Roger Kittle in London. They were married within a year, moved to southern Indiana, first to Lawrenceburg, then Madison; she became a naturalized citizen the year of the United States bicentennial celebration in 1976.
Eileen received great satisfaction in volunteer work, lifelong service starting in 1974 after the Madison Tornado with the American Red Cross. She also supported the Elks Club through the Ladies’ auxiliary and in partnership with Roger on fundraisers, events and gatherings. As a board member of the Madison Regatta, Eileen developed, and then ran, the “VIP tent” on the riverfront, welcoming guests from all over and raising funds for the Regatta. Never one to sit still, she took that instinct for “helping out” with her to Hickory Creek as a resident wanting to help other residents, organizing menus and serving as president of the Resident’s Council. The one thing all these endeavors had in common was the satisfaction she received connecting with people she knew and didn’t know.
Eileen is survived by her three children: Stan Kittle (Phil) of Cincinnati, Ohio; Linda Kittle (Dane) of Santa Cruz, California, and their children, Kelsey (Tylor) and Gabriel; Gloria Goetz (Jim) of Erlanger, Kentucky and their children, Adam, Sara, Jake and Travis (Casey) and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by British family; her sister: Lynne Regan; and her brothers: Reggie, David and Stan; and many, many nieces and nephews.
Eileen led a long full, life with Roger filled with family, friends and world travel until his passing in 2014. A private, family burial will be held in Lawrenceburg, with plans for a larger memorial service in Madison when out of town family can safely travel and community members can gather.
In lieu of flowers or a memorial tree, the family would prefer memorial contributions can be made to Hickory Creek at Madison in support of the gifted and kind care they provide residents. Contributions can be made at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, or below.