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Eilene Klug

July 27, 1944 — December 22, 2020

Born in Mount Pleasant, PA on July 27, 1944 Departed on December 22, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN Visitation: Our Lady of Lake Catholic ChurchTuesday December 29, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pmFuneral Mass: Our Lady of Lake Catholic ChurchTuesday December 29, 2020 12:00pm
Eilene Klug

Born in Mount Pleasant, PA on July 27, 1944

Departed on December 22, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Visitation: Our Lady of Lake Catholic Church Tuesday December 29, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pmFuneral Mass: Our Lady of Lake Catholic Church Tuesday December 29, 2020 12:00pm

On December 22, 2020, Eilene Klug, 76, of Gallatin, TN passed away. She was the beloved wife of David Klug; loving mother of Michael Klug, Jennifer Donnelly, and her husband Tom, and Carolyne Klug, and her husband Jason; cherished grandmother of Lauren, Beth and Jake Donnelly and Rayce and Lloyd Klug; and adored by her grand dogs, Abby and Trudi.

Eilene always had a smile to share and a story to tell, to well, anyone. She made everyone she met feel special. Her exuberance for life radiated from her with positivity and light. Eilene dearly loved breakfast, the simple beauty of the sunsets over Old Hickory Lake, and her family. She always said, "Life is Good", and she meant it.

Not only was she a wife, mother, and grandmother, she was also a teacher, a neighbor, and a friend. She left an indelible mark on the countless students she taught over her career; she was that neighbor you could always depend on; and she was the friend everyone could trust.

Eilene will continue to live in the memories of everyone who has ever met her and be a source of inspiration and joy.

A visitation for Immediate family and friends will be held on Tuesday, December 29th at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville. The visitation will be followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:00 noon with Fr. Austin Gilstrap serving as celebrant. Honorary pallbearers will be Peggy, Judy, Theo, Kaye, Patricia, Andrea, Beth, Carolyn and Joan. *If you are planning to attend visitation or mass, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Eilene's name as follows: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075 designated for One Are We - Rebuilding of St. Bertin Church in Haiti.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

25 Comments Sandy Webber December 25, 2020 at 1:17 am - Reply

Dave, so sorry . Will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sandy Webber

Ron Crosser December 25, 2020 at 1:52 am - Reply

Dave, so sorry and surprised. Please know we are praying for you and your family. Ron & Loretta Crosser

Butch and Marsha Klug December 25, 2020 at 5:45 am - Reply

So sorry Dave. May the good Lord be with her and your family always.

steve and Laurie Sylvester December 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm - Reply

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you Dave, and your entire family for the sudden and most unfortunate passing of this wonderful woman.. It was a privilege that I got the opportunity to know Eilene. She was truly a great human being. Visiting with her at Tom and Donna’s many Christmas parties, talking to her at weddings and major social events, always gave me the greatest happiness knowing that special people like Eilene existed. She was simple,kind,intelligent,compassionate and caring.. I always loved talking to her about her world travels and her time spent as a quality educator. With her many students, the example she set and the knowlege she shared with them is a lasting legacy. How lucky you as a family and how lucky all that knew her were to have been a part of this most successful life. Thank you Eilene Klug! Most Sincerely, Steve and Laurie Sylvester

Phil and Peggy Rose December 26, 2020 at 6:04 pm - Reply

Our very deepest sympathy to Dave and your family. Eilene was a wonderful person, a great neighbor, and a dear friend who we will all miss. We have you all in our constant thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Love to you all, Phil and Peggy

Beth and David McPipkin December 26, 2020 at 9:35 pm - Reply

Our deepest sympathy and our prayers to Dave and to Eilene's family. We will miss Eilene so much. Such a loving wife and Mom and a dear sweet friend. We loved playing bridge together, discussing books and enjoyed having our Tuesday night dinners. We will miss her terribly. Love to you all, Beth and David

karen goodall December 27, 2020 at 12:05 am - Reply

Bob and I would like to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of such an extraordinary life. I loved every minute of the times I had the privilege to spend with Eilene at the Club and playing bridge together. My life is better for knowing this very gifted lady. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Theo Daly December 27, 2020 at 1:43 am - Reply

We can't begin to say how sorry we are to lose our precious friend. We will miss our times together . Our deepest sympathy to you, David , and your entire family.
Theo and John

Dennis and Kathleen Pierce December 27, 2020 at 3:47 pm - Reply

Dave Katy and I are speechless and saddened to hear of Eilene passing!! Sending are sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family!!

Dennis and Kathleen Pierce

Rick & Paula Clemens December 27, 2020 at 5:25 pm - Reply

It is hard to put into words how shocked and saddened we were to hear of Eileen's sudden passing. She was such a vital part of our club, the Fairvue Historical Society and a friend to everyone. Our prayers go out to Dave and his family..

Mary Davis December 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm - Reply

So deeply sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary E. Ketchum Davis

LARRY CONRAD December 27, 2020 at 7:23 pm - Reply

Dave ….So Sorry to hear of your lose at this time of year .
Thoughts and prayers for you both .

Larry Conrad

Sam A Crowl December 27, 2020 at 8:53 pm - Reply

To the Klug Family
We are saddened by your staggering loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May peace be with You
Sam & Carolyn Crowl

Doug Staab December 27, 2020 at 10:12 pm - Reply


Both Judy and I send our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your wife. You are also in our thoughts and prayers, and may you find the peace that passes understanding as time goes by. Doug and Judy Staab

Chris Willis December 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm - Reply

Shiloh and I send our condolences and will keep you in our Thoughts and Prayers.

Jack and Patricia Krimmel December 27, 2020 at 11:45 pm - Reply

Dave, our hearts are heavy with sadness for you and your children. Eilene was a good friend and we will miss her! She possessed an amazing sense of humor and she made her friends feel loved and heard. We feel blessed to have known her and to have been her friend! We love you! Jack and Patricia

Ken Cox December 28, 2020 at 1:23 pm - Reply

So sorry to hear about your loss especially coming at this time of year. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Gloria Nolen December 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm - Reply

I will miss her.

Doug Blake December 29, 2020 at 6:16 am - Reply

We are so sorry for you and your family's tragic loss. I know that you are a family of strong faith and I hope that you are finding comfort in knowing that she is in a better place, in arms of our Lord and Savior. I am praying that the Holy Spirit sustain and strengthen you and together with all the angels and Saints, thru in intercession of the Blessed Mother Mary, may the Lord send you the special graces that you will need in these days to come.
Doug and Marilyn Blake

Dave and Kaye Palmer December 29, 2020 at 4:38 pm - Reply

Dave, so terribly sorry for you and your family. Eilene was a dear and special friend to many and she will be greatly missed. Prayers for you and your family.

Beth Jones December 30, 2020 at 12:02 am - Reply

Eileen was a blessing, a sweet lady. One who was always willing to help in anyway! So sorry for your loss

Peter & Carol Leggettt December 30, 2020 at 1:12 am - Reply

So sorry to hear of Eileen's passing. Very kind, friendly, great friend and bridge player. Peter and I offer you our sympathy and prayers Dave to you and your family. God bless you all!!!

Larry/Chuckie McPherson December 30, 2020 at 5:46 pm - Reply

Dave and Family,

Very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you during these challenging and difficult times. With our deepest sympathy.

Larry and Chuckie

Dave Klug December 30, 2020 at 5:53 pm - Reply

Thank you all for sharing your memories of Eilene. She loved you all very much. We appreciate all of your prayers and support.


Gary' Peruchetti January 7, 2021 at 7:27 pm - Reply

Sorry to hear about your loss of a wonderful wife mother. I know what you are going thru I lost my wife three years ago. Prayers are with you and your family.
A friend always
Gary Perchetti

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