Eileen Bowling Sheldon, born January 17, 1955 in Leslie County, KY to the union of John H. Bowling and the late Reatha Whitehead Bowling. She departed this life on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 at the Specialty Select Hospital in Nashville, TN. She was a homemaker and a life long resident of Leslie County with the exception of having lived in Dixon, TN for the past 4 years. She is preceded in death by her mother: Reatha Whitehead. Eileen leaves the following relatives surviving: Father: John H. Bowling of Essie, KY, her husband : Jim Sheldon of Dixon, TN, one step son: James W. Sheldon & Lisa of Jackson, TN, two step daughters: Tracy Mitchell & Keith and Kathleen Dous & Doug both of Dixon, TN. Two brothers: Graden Bowling of Mount Vernon, KY, John Bowling, Jr. & Cathy of Essie, KY, four sisters: Fern Morgan & J.C. of Essie, KY, Kathy French of Essie, KY, Geneva Gross & Johnny of Yeaddiss, KY and Susie Bowling of Essie, KY. Special nieces and nephews: Amanda Bowling, Noyka Bowling, Reva Dotson, Andrew Bowling, Bill Morgan, Clifton Morgan, Shane Bowling, Jason Collett, Josh Collett, Jonathon Gross and Danielle Gross. Four step grandchildren and a host of other family and friends also survive.