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Memorial created 04-27-2012 by
Patti Murphy
Dolores Marie Eckenstein
July 3 1934 - April 17 2012


This online memorial was created in loving memory of Dolores Eckenstein, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Dolores's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Dolores forever.


Dolores Marie Eckenstein of Springfield, MO was born July 3, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Richard and Dorothy Nugent. She passed into eternity on April 17, 2012 in Phoenix, Az at the age of 77 years. She is survived by her children, Edward Eckenstein and wife Ruth, Tony Eckenstein and wife Bich, Patti Murphy and husband Dan, and John Eckenstein and wife Karin. She was the loving grandmother of Nick Eckenstein and wife Cara, Kevin Murphy, Alexa Eckenstein, Matthew Murphy, Ryan Murphy and stepgrandmother to Angie Sachse (Eric) and her children Lea, Peyton and Reed. She is survived by her brother Bill Nugent, sister Mary Anne Nugent and brother Tom Nugent. She was preceded in death by her son John Eckenstein (1959) and her brothers Ed Nugent (2010) and Richard Nugent(2000). As a young girl, Dolores was an accomplished singer and tap dancer. She attended Longwood Academy and graduated in 1951. She married Jack Eckenstein and was a devoted mother to her children. She was an active member of St. Agnes Church in Springfield, Mo where she worked in the food pantry. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 9:30 am at St. Agnes Church. Donations may be made to the Center City Christian Outreach Well of Life Food Pantry


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