Eileen Huffman 1966 - 2009 Lawrence
A funeral service for Eileen Huffman, 43, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Huffman died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
She was born Nov. 21, 1966, in Chicago, the daughter of Audrey and John Schwartz. The Schwartz family moved from the Chicago area to Newton in 1980.
Mrs. Huffman was the Class 5A state champion in the 400 meters both her junior and senior years at Newton High School and was named to the Ark Valley All-League Volleyball Team her senior year.
She attended KU on a volleyball scholarship, and she played as an outside hitter for four years while earning a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting. She received a master’s degree in mathematics education from KU.
She became an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics in 1996, advancing to Circle of Excellence Cadillac Sales Director and earning a pink Cadillac. She became one of the top-earning Mary Kay sales directors in the company, earning numerous awards trips to Spain, Sweden, Germany and Italy.
She was a member of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed traveling with her family and running, finishing many 5K and 10K runs, as well as two half marathons.
She married Scott Huffman on Oct. 8, 1988, in Wichita. He survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Courtney and Jessica, and a son, Tim, all of the home; her father, of Olathe; and three brothers, Dave Schwartz, Palmdale, Calif., Mike Schwartz, Olathe, and Paul Schwartz, Dubuque, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her mother in 2004.
The family suggests memorials to the Huffman Kids Education Fund, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Huffman.