Eleanor Bartholomew

Eleanor Bartholomew

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As her world was getting smaller from dementia, Eleanor Bartholomew was reunited with her heavenly family July 20, when she passed away peacefully in her sleep from the corona virus.She was born April 9, 1926 in Beloit, Wisconsin to Steiner and Ester Kravick. Eleanor was always eager to tell stories of her growing up on the family farm and about her keeping the goatsoff the roof and riding the pet pig with her sister, June and brother, Stanley. Sadly, she lost her mother at a very young age and those farm/household duties were passed on to her, which may explain why she always had to be busy doing SOMETHING, whether it was cleaning, weeding, yard work or just puttering around the house.On August 7, 1948, she married Bruce Bartholomew in Beloit. After a road trip to the West, the couple moved from Beloit to Dayton, Wyoming in 1953 to open the first grocery store there andlater to work with her husband as postmistress in the Dayton post office.Shortly after arriving, Eleanor gave birth to her first daughter, Teri and two years later their second daughter, Barbara, was born.She loved to bowl and watch sports of any kind and she was always walking around Dayton, greeting everyone she met with a kind word and a smile. Eleanor enjoyed her puzzles, boardgames and quilting, but what she loved most was helping other people in any way she could. She always put others' needs before hers. Because of this, she was a volunteer escort at the Sheridan VA, where she would push wheelchair-bound patients to their appointments throughout the day.She logged many miles on those white sneakers of hers. Eleanor and Bruce were members of the Dayton Community Church, where she was a deaconess and the Sunday School superintendent for many years, taught Sunday School, helped with Vacation Bible School and whatever else she could do to serve her Lord.Eleanor is survived by her two daughters Teri (Gary) and Barb, four granddaughters Jami, Stephanie (Rory), Anjelika (Aaron) and Jenn, as well as five great-grandsons, Brogan, Leland,Kelton, Logan and Mason, whom she loved to spoil. She is also survived by her niece Kristine and two nephews, Steven and Scott. Eleanor is preceded in death by her father, mother, sister and brother, as well as her husband Bruce, who sadly passed away one week after their 61st anniversary.There will be a Celebration of Life for her in the Dayton Park, Friday, July 24th, from 9:30 to noon. Since she lived in and loved Dayton most of her life, everyone who received one of herkind words or brilliant smiles is lovingly invited to attend. We will be meeting in the park, so please bring a chair of your choice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her name to the Dayton Community Church.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.

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