Elinor J Bunnage

June 25, 1934January 25, 2018
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Elinor Bunnage, formerly of Mt. Erie, died on January 25, 2018 at 1:48 a.m. at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL following an extended illness.

Elinor was born June 25, 1934 to Casey and Inez Barnett of Samsville, IL.

Elinor married Harold Bunnage on January 23, 1953 in Albion, IL. She is survived by her four children: Tony (Marsha) Bunnage, Bill (Rhonda) Bunnage, Carol (Roderick) Vaughn, and Betty (Orrie) Rouse. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren: Vincent (Kim) Samford, Nicole (Tom) Byford, Kimberly (Casey) McMillin, Ryan (Megan) Bunnage, Ashley Brummett and Raymond Vaughn. Four step-grandchildren, Connie Eads, Angie Whisnant, Ken Pierson, and Kris LeCrone also survive. Elinor is survived by seven great-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren, and two more great-grandchildren on the way.

Surviving also are sisters Mary Ann Schwartzlose and Mae (Ron) Brandt, along with brothers Glen Barnett, Neil (Cheryl) Barnett, and George (Margene) Barnett.

Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceding her in death were her husband Harold, an infant son (Joseph), an infant grandson (Russell) her parents, one sister (Hazel), and four brothers (Howard, Virgil, Lloyd, and Jim).

Elinor was a member of the West United Methodist Church. She was a school bus driver for over 29 years for the North Wayne School District. Throughout her life she helped her husband with their farming operation. Elinor enjoyed going camping and fishing with Harold after they retired. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Elinor was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend that will be forever missed.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at West Cemetery, south of Mt. Erie.

Memorials may be made to the West Church Cemetery Fund.

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  • Visitation Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Elinor J Bunnage

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Judy Hughes

January 30, 2018

I send regrets to Elinor's whole family.
Special greetings to her siblings, my cousins.
I am out of state and cannot be there to give my condolences in person. Jean was a fun and spirited lady!! Sending you all my best thoughts!

Beverly Anderson

January 29, 2018

So sorry for your lost. Thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort from our Lord Jesus Christ in your time of sorrow. Beverly Anderson

Clara & Nelson Reiber

January 28, 2018

You All are in our Prayers, May The Lord fill you all with HIS Love,
Clara & Nelson Reiber

Ron and Kathy Brand

January 27, 2018

Your family is in our prayers.

Kristy Kramer

January 27, 2018

Tony & Marsha....
Keeping your family in our prayers! Off to Gods loving arms we pray.
Love, Kristy (Woomer) Kramer and family

Mitch Chapman

January 27, 2018

So sorry to hear of Elinor's passing. I'll always remember the whole family when growing up going to West Church with my grandparents. She was always full of sunshine!! Mitch Chapman

January 27, 2018

so sorry . she was a great woman and a good bus driver. love the powell girls,. donna., marsha; and cindy . and our mother ethel.