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Eileen D. Trask

April 30, 2013

    Eileen Dunbar Burk McMillen Trask, 97, died April 27, 2013, with her family by her side in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Eileen was born October 30, 1915, in Decatur to Avon and Frances (Merryman) Burk.
    She married Walter E. Trask in 1947; he preceded her in death.
    After graduating from Decatur High School in 1932, she attended DePauw University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne, where she was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. She also resided in Chicago, Ill., from 1958-1965, and San Mateo, Calif., from 1965-1970.
    Mrs. Trask worked as an accountant and was active in a variety of philanthropic and civic roles, including Tri-Kappa, a philanthropic organization for women in Indiana; the Fort Wayne Art League; and Bayshore of Chicago Infant Welfare. She was also a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Order of the Eastern Star.
    Mrs. Trask held a private pilot license and enjoyed playing golf, gardening and knitting. She moved to West Chester, Ohio, in 1995 to be near her daughter, Frances, and her family.
    Among survivors are her daughter, Frances (Cary) Chichester; son, Michael McMillen; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; son, Barry McMillen; and brother, James Burk, MD.
    Memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6410 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., Liberty Twp., OH 45044.
    Preferred memorials are to Hospice of Cincinnati.

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