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Eleanor V. Ferris


Eleanor Viola Ferris, 92, formerly of Middletown, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Greenfield Senior Living in Harrisburg.

Born in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Harry Walter and Augusta Louise (Belling) Mitchell. Eleanor was the wife of the late Earl Frederick Ferris who passed away on February 17, 1979.

Eleanor was a graduate of Ritenour High School class of 1944. She worked various jobs at printing and insurance companies before working as a teacher’s aid. She served on the PTA board as treasurer. Eleanor was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Middletown and enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening.

Eleanor is survived by four children, Martin W. Ferris of Shawnee, Okla., Gary S. Ferris, husband of Donna (Eckert) of Palmyra, Craig R. Ferris of Mount Joy and Scott A. Ferris of Williamstown, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Bulock of Webster Groves, Mo., and Doris Schoue of Hesperia, Calif.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Dana (Moore) Ferris; a son, Jeffery C. Ferris; four brothers, Walter, Paul, Emil and Robert Mitchell; and two sisters, Lucille Russell and Emma Lowe.

A funeral service honoring, Eleanor’s life was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 121 North Spring St., Middletown on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. Family and friends were received at the church before the service from 1 to 2 p.m.

Interment followed at Geyers Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 121 North Spring St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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