Biography: Lillian Marie (Clark) Eidson (80), 1340 Cullen Ave., Bucyrus, Ohio, went to be with Our Lord on Friday, October 20th, 2017. Born on May 11th, 1937 to William P. and Anna M. (Frank) Clark, she was the remaining survivor of 12 children. Lillian was known to many friends and family as “Tootsie”. Lillian married Austin “Buster” B. Eidson on August 15th, 1953. He preceded her in death on January 17th, 2003. She was also preceded by sons David A. on December 31st, 1978 and LeRoy D. on June 5th, 2017.
She was preceded in death by brothers: infant Charles Clark, William P. Clark, Howard D. Clark. Sisters: Helen L. Moreland, infant Annabelle, Catherine I. Fultz, Neva Jean Runyon, Beulah Goodall, infant Thelma, infant Naomia, and Infant Roberta.
Survived by one son, Randall L. Eidson of Bucyrus. Also survived by nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren on the way.
Lillian was a 1955 graduate of Bucyrus High School and in 1963 she graduated from Southern Bible College, Houston, Texas as an ordained minister. Lillian also worked at the Timken Co. and retired after 15 years to pursue her passion for ministry full time. She has throughout her life preceded over many weddings, funerals, and other duties.
Lillian and Austin established the Christian Faith Center in Bucyrus in 1982. They also took several missionary trips to Haiti. They both had a very strong love for the people there and felt a desire to share their love of Christ with the people. The stories of their visits were always a discussion topic with Lillian because she was so passionate about her time spent in Haiti.
Lillian knew and had an impact on an incredible number of people and was loved dearly. She will be greatly missed on this Earth but what a joyous meeting it must have been when she entered those Heavenly gates.
Services will be held on Thursday, October 26th at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home in Bucyrus. Calling hours will be from 2-4pm. A brief memorial service will be held at 3pm. All are welcome to join us for a celebration of her life at Victory Lanes in Galion starting at 5pm. A private burial to follow at a later date.
Memorial donations may be sent to Evangelical Faith Fellow at 980 New Washington Rd., Bloomville, OH 44818. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.munzpirnstill.com