Mrs. Eden distinguished herself not only in the military but also as an educator where she helped thousands of students earn diplomas in practical nursing. She was also the State of Ohio's "top nurse" as a 10-year member of the State of Ohio Board of Nursing, including serving as President for two years. Mrs. Eden is a lifetime member of Gold Star Wives and AMVETS, and the first female member of a previously all-male Jewish War Veterans Post 14, and a 31-year member, officer and one-time State of Ohio President of the Jewish War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. She was Woman of the Year, Cleveland Area Citizens League for Nursing in 1984. In 1982 she was presented with the Veterans Affairs Commendation given by the Ohio Veterans Commission for helping veterans pursue educational goals. Mrs. Eden has been an active member of her community holding memberships and offices in many diverse civic organizations.