Eleanor Russell Eshelman
Eleanor Russell Eshelman, 88, of East Lake Road, Erie, Pa., formerly of the Corry area, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at her home in Brevellier Village.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1924, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Leon and Anna Park.
Eleanor graduated from Lakewood High School, Lakewood, N.Y. She then attended nurses’ training at Buffalo Meyer Memorial Hospital, and acquired her licensed practical nursing license in New York and Florida. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Jamestown General Hospital and then at Endicott Hospital. Eleanor lived in Florida for a time and worked at Walker Memorial Hospital while there. She came to Corry in 1954 and worked at Warren State Hospital and then the Rouse Home in Youngsville, Pa. She also maintained a ministry in her home of mailbox Bible lessons for many years. Eleanor was a face painter of the “Story of Salvation” at Miracle Mountain Ranch, and at fairs and other Christian events. She was also involved in the Bible Phone-A-Story.
Eleanor was a member of East Lake Road Alliance Church, Erie, Pa. She enjoyed crafts, especially making calendar butterflies.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph D. Russell; her second husband, Elvin Eshelman; two sisters: Jennie Allison and an infant sister; and a brother, Treslain Park.
Eleanor is survived by a daughter, Carol Triana and her husband, James, of North East, Pa.; and two granddaughters: Genevieve Triana of McAdoo, Pa., and Jessica Jennings of Lakewood, N.J.; three great-grandchildren: Carter, Spencer and Jordan; and many nieces and nephews. She is additionally survived by Elvin Eshelman’s children and their families.
Family and friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service there at 2 p.m. The Rev. Philip Gil-more of the Corry Church of the Nazarene, will officiate.
Burial will be in Ever-green Cemetery, Sinclairville, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice; or St. Jude Children’s Re- search Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.