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Eleanor Painter

October 16, 1930 December 13, 2019
Eleanor Painter
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Eleanor Painter, 89, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 at her residence surrounded by the love of her family.  She was born on October 16, 1930, in Cicero, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Elnora (Revelle) Shurtz.  Eleanor married James L. “Jim” Painter on November 6, 1954 and they enjoyed sixty-five years of marriage. Eleanor’s greatest achievement was raising her family.  Throughout her children’s school age years, Eleanor loved cheering them on at their sporting events.  She was proud of her work as a bookkeeper.  Throughout the years, she was employed at the Bank of Mount Carmel, Southern Triangle Oil Company, Barker International and Southeastern IL Agency on Aging.  Eleanor was a member of Parkview Christian Church.  She loved her church family and loved helping with the Parkview Caring Closet Ministry.   Eleanor will be remembered by her husband, Jim Painter of Mount Carmel; son, James Todd Painter and wife Penny of Nashville, TN; daughter, Rebecca Lynne Sparks and husband Tony of Sesser, IL; four grandchildren, Patricia Leigh Phillips, James Kyle Painter, Daphne Marie Haggard and Amanda Nicole Haggard; great grandchildren, Madison Grace Phillips, Katelynn Hope Phillips, Bailey Rose Lewis, Addison  Brooke Suter, Emma Grace Suter, James Jonathon Phillips, Nixon Kikue Painter and Elliott Saburo Painter; brother, Frank J. Shurtz; many loved nieces and nephews. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wayne Shurtz; and sister, Hilda Isom. Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2019, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Richison officiating.  A private family burial will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Sesser, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Parkview Caring Closet.  Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Eleanor’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Painter family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

18

Dec

11:00 AM 12/18/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 AM 12/18/2019 1:00:00 AM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

18

Dec

1:00 PM 12/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

A Private Family Burial will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser, Illinois

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States
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