The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

July 12, 2013

Eleanor Stambaugh

GEORGETOWN — Eleanor Stambaugh, 86, of Georgetown, passed away at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at her home.

She was born on Dec. 12, 1926, in Sylvania, Parke County, Ind., the daughter of Claude and Sylvia Ellen (Groves) Newnum, both deceased.

She was united in marriage to Samuel John Stambaugh on April 25, 1942, in Indiana until his passing on Dec. 8, 1978.

She will be missed by her sons, John Stambaugh of Kentucky and Joe (Donna) Stambaugh of Indiana; her daughters, Mary (Jim) McFarland of Kentucky, Carol Kargol and Sylvia Ford, both of Illinois; her 14 grandchildren; her 33 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Anna (Bertus) McQuerry of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her three sons, Arnold Dale Stambaugh, Ronald Dean Stambaugh and Larry Wayne Stambaugh; three brothers; and three sisters.

Eleanor attended the Olivet Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, playing Yahtzee and cards, and crocheting. She also enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls. Eleanor deeply enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a wonderful, caring person and will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

A celebration of Eleanor’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, with Pastor James Blue officiating. Visitation will be held noon-2 p.m. on Saturday before her service. She will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given in her name to Olivet Church of the Nazarene.

Please join her family in sharing memories, photos and videos through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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