Born May 5, 1928, in Elmira, NY, Eileen was a daughter of the late Clifford and Alice (Warner) Rodabaugh. She was a 1946 graduate of Odessa High School. Eileen spent her early married years raising her family in Hickstown, NY. When her children were older, Eileen returned to work and spent many years employed at Cornell University and later as a chef at McAnn's in VanEtten. It was in 1982 that she and her husband moved to Lansing and became the first residents at Woodsedge. She is a former president of the Woodsedge Resident's Assoc., the Lansing Senior Citizens, and in 1996 established a local group that sewed over 3000 bonnets for patients receiving cancer treatments. Sewing, painting, and crafts were on of Eileen's favorite pastimes. Her faith was also extremely important to her, and she was a very active member of the Lansing United Methodist Church.