Eileen Huffman

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.

3 Condolences

  1. Cindy Nash on May 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Scott and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I was a consultant under Eileen from 2000-2004. I was looking at the Mary Kay website and when I couldn’t find Eleen’s name I googled her name and found the obituary.

    My own husband passed away just last month from rectal cancer. Seeing Eileen’s passing was that much more powerful for that reason. I will be praying for your family. I hope that by this time your pain has ease some but I know you always missed your loved one.
    God blessings on you all.

  2. Katherine F. Meadows on July 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I listened to a podcast from Eileen in 2006. I was so inspired and motivated! Life is not easy, discouragment is lurking at every corner BUT there is a hope in Jesus Christ and we will overcome with His help!!! Listening to Eileen this afternoon I am so encouraged and excited to keep on keeping on, I look forward to putting her tips and attitude into action in my life and business!!!! Eileen is still impacting lives!!!! Thank you!

  3. Tricia DeHaan (formerly Morris) on August 3, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Hello Scott, Courtney, Jessica and Tim,
    I was one of Eileen’s personal team members from 1996- 1998. Scott, you may remember me coming out to stay in your home for Eileen’s Director Debut on September 27, 1997. I too, was looking for her on the MK Website about a year ago when I wanted to reconnect and become a consultant again – I felt terrible that we lost touch. Eileen left such an indelible mark on my heart and she was my role model. I had no idea that she had passed away or even that she was ill; I am SO SORRY! I loved her dearly and would like to honor her memory any way that I can. Please contact me if there is ANYTHING I can do! My prayers are with each of you for comfort, healing and great blessings.

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