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Eleanor was a 1956 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School. She was a member of the Life United Methodist Church in Fairmont. She retired from the ABC State Store where she was a clerk for many years, and she previously worked at Westinghouse. Eleanor enjoyed trips to Atlantic City with her good friends. She loved to watch West Virginia University and Steelers games. She mostly loved being with her family and following her granchildrens' sporting events. She resided with her son and his family to help care for and raise her grandchildren when her triplet granddaughters were born. Her family meant the world to her.
Survivor include her sons, Douglas P. and his wife Natalie Allard of Fairmont, and Donald and his wife Cindy Allard of Fairmont; son-in-law, Earl Huff of Salem; grandchildren, Kyle and his wife Ashley Allard of Charleston, South Carolina, Jamie and his wife Kirbee Allard of Gambrills, Maryland, Rachel Huff of Salem, Sara Allard, Leah Allard and Anna Allard, all of Fairmont, Heather and her husband Matt Springer of Fairmont and Heidi and her husband Chris Ude of Bridgeport; a great-granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Allard; sisters, Mary Merico of Grant Town, Elizabeth "Libby" and her husband Robert Bentti of Independence, Kentucky, Dessie Haught of Fairmont, Linda and her husband James Bingamon of Fairmont and Janet and her husband Dale Rush of Fairmont; and sister- in-law, Margaret Abel of Fairmont.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Vicky E. Allard Huff; her sisters, Alberta Abel, Carolyn Sue Abel and Peggy Lou Abel; her brother, Robert Abel; and brothers-in-law, Anthony Merico and Andy Haught. Eleanor is also preceded in death by several half-brothers and half-sisters and her niece, Patricia Henderson.
Eleanor's family would like to give a special thank you to their aunt, Linda Bingamon, for all her help and special care of Eleanor over the years.
Friends and family may visit from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Reverend Clyde Beard officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 24, 2017
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