Pilbeam, Eleanor

Written by David Green.

Eleanor K. Pilbeam, 74, of LaGrange Street, Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 1, 2006 at Toledo Hospital.

She was born April 12, 1931 in Morenci, the daughter of Harold and Caroline (Heck) Hart. She married LaVern Pilbeam on Oct. 29, 1955 in Angola, Ind. and he survives.

Eleanor was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She lived in the Morenci area most of her life and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She and LaVern celebrated 50 years of marriage last year, which brought great joy to the family.

Besides her husband, Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Kathy (and Roy) Henricks and Joy (and Galen) Chamberlin, both of Wauseon, Ohio; a son, Mark (and Michelle) Pilbeam of Fayette, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donelda Potts of Prattville and Louise Godfrey of Wolverine, and two brothers, Russell Hart of Morenci and Harold Hart of Reston, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Hazel Bear Hunt, and five brothers, David, Richard, Ed, Earl and Donald.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Morenci Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor James Heffner officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee County.

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