WEREB, EILEEN

On Monday, January 4, 2021, Eileen E. Wereb (nee Keogh), loving wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 17, passed away at the age of 83 due to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Eileen was born on August 9, 1937 in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland to Joseph and Mary (nee Byrne) Keogh. She immigrated to the United States in 1956; married Joseph Tako on January 4, 1958 and they raised six children in Valley City, Ohio. On May 21, 1988, she married the love of her life and her best friend, Roy Wereb and resided in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Eileen’s passions were always her family, dancing, traveling, playing canasta, golfing, bowling and bingo. She loved giving advice to anyone who was troubled and said a prayer each night for her husband and herself, all of their children and their mates, their grand-children and their mates, all of their great-grandchildren, all of their relatives and friends and for all the people in the world that have no one to pray for them. She was amazingly insightful and had the patience of a saint.

Eileen was proceeded in death by her parents, her brothers Charles, Denis, Donald, John, Joseph, Kevin, Leo, Noel, Pascal and Thomas; her sisters Cora Kettle, Kathleen Foley, Lillie Maguire, Muriel Bradshaw and Sheila Knighten. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 32 years, Roy Wereb, sister Patricia Merrigan, sisters-in-law Elma (John) Keogh, Tess (Kevin) Keogh, Bridie (Denis) Keogh, Nancy (Donald) Keogh, her six children, Joseph (Darlene) Tako, Victoria (Steven) Kemper, Denise (Douglas) Kronenberger, Patricia (Michael) Earhart, Susan (Jeffrey) Carpenter, Stephen Tako (Marzena), and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

To commemorate Eileen’s life, a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Garden of Angels Columbarium at the Woodvale Cemetery in Middleburg Heights. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Eileen’s name to All Caring Hospice, Independence, Ohio https://allcaringhospice.com/cleveland-oh/

Irish blessings

May the road rise to meet you, and the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm on your face and the rains fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you gently in the palm of his hand.


“That Puts Me Out” – the Canasta Queen
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Joe & Carmel Keogh (Jan 12, 2021)
We are so sorry about the passing of my lovely Aunt Eileen. So many wonderful memories of her trips back home to Ireland. She will be forever in our hearts and prayers. Safe now in the arms of the Angel's.
Joe & Carmel Keogh
Stephen Tako (Jan 12, 2021)
Our Mother instilled the love of family and of Jesus within all of her children. I feel truly blessed to have had such a loving mother who taught me so much about parenting and how to handle so many of life's challenges.
Always someone I could turn to who would give me sound advice and comfort when needed.
She loved my fiance as well and we are both grateful that they were able to spend a lot of quality time together too.
Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Mom. Thanks for being such a bright light in this world and for loving me. Thank you for being a sweet grandmother to my son Alex. Thank you for dancing and for going to Ireland with me. Thank you for being such an amazing gift to so many people. We love you and are glad you are dancing in heaven and watching over us evermore.
Love Stephen, Marzena and Alex
Roy Wereb -Husband (Jan 13, 2021)
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.
palla brooks (Jan 14, 2021)
Roy I am so sorry for your loss eternal memories of Eileen She was a beautiful " talkative" person Bingo girl with bread for your birds hope to see you at bingo more often
Alex Tako (Jan 14, 2021)
Love you Grandma, you were so filled with love and I will never forget you. I’ll always miss you
Tracy Szitasi (Jan 14, 2021)
Eileen was an amazing woman. She was always so positive - even when there was no reason to be. She always saw the good in any person and any situation. When I had problems at home - which was often - she never, ever turned me away. She always said 'stay as long as you like'. She would sing and dance and just talk and she had the most soothing voice. She endured a lot of in her life but she kept going with her head held high and radiating the way that she did. I am so happy that she found a man who cherished her as much as Roy does because no one deserved it more that her. She will be missed. Hugs and prayers to her family during this difficult time.
Candace Carteen (Jan 15, 2021)
Eileen took time to raise your children well. Her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren all were able to hold within their hearts a little piece and what she gave to them through every word she spoke. I have personally been able to see how SStephen Tako was blessed with the amazing gentleness, care and empathy that she raised him with. Her loss is obviously going to be huge to this family, but they still have each other. As long as her heart is never forgotten, a little piece of her will continue to be passed down to reach family member.
Bonnie (Jan 28, 2021)
Roy and family. I was so sadden to hear of Eileen's passing. In the short time I got to know her at bingo she was so precious. It isn't easy during this time but live with the memories of the times you spent with her during her journey. Roy, she will always be there by your side guiding you until you meet with her again. She is dancing with the Angel's in heaven now. I was truly blessed to have her in a small part of my life. God Bless

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