Eleanor L. Bye

September 2, 1920January 29, 2013

Eleanor Lois Bye, 92, of Evansville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Deaconess Hospice Care Center. She was born in Milltown, IN on September 2, 1920, to the late Cort and Josie Bye.

She moved to Princeton at the age of five. Eleanor worked for many years at Gibson General Hospital and was a life member of, and active in, the VFW Post 1147 Women’s Auxiliary as well as a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge.

Eleanor was preceded in death by sons, James R. Coon and Dennis Coon. In her passing, she will be joining her sister and dearest friend, Frances Bye, who died June 2012.

She is survived by three children, Audrey Lynn Cates, Myra Frazel and Don Coon; five grandchildren, Teresa Timmons, Curtis Kelley, Adam Kelley, Miriam Kondelik and Bobby Coon; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to the staff at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville who took such good care of our mother.

Private memorial services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Home. Condolences may be made online at


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Jane Davidson

February 6, 2013

Deepest sympathy to Myra,Lynn,Don,& family.Eleanor was a wonderful friend to me and my Mom,hosting us at her apt. to watch the Mass(some of the time from Notre Dame, where my son was a student) on Sunday mornings for many years.She liked to have fun.I remember the Red Hat Teas and once when she brought a stuffed dog that moved up&down.I am grateful for her friendship&help.She was one of my "angels on earth."She had a great piece of advice for me that could serve us all well--"Take inventory of yourself."I am so glad I got over to have lunch&visit with her in the past year.God's Blessings to all,
Jane Holfelner Davidson & Family
(Isabella Holfelner's Daughter)

Vicki (Bye) Lewis

February 3, 2013

Great memories of Aunt Eleanor, will miss her. Myra and Don you are in my prayers.

Glen & Sue Bye

February 3, 2013

Aunt Eleanor, In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Berthea Meyer

February 2, 2013

Aunt Eleanor, I have wonderful memories of you when I was living in P'ton as a child. Not only a great aunt but a great friend. I love you! Berthea

Bill Angle

February 1, 2013

Sue and I had the privilege of working with Eleanor at Gibson General Hosp.You were one of the best,most friendliest woman we have ever known.Just remembering the good old days ,in the halls and break rooms..May GOD Comfort all of her family..

Dorthy Douglas

February 1, 2013

We both worked with Eleanor at Gibson General Hospital. She was always so much fun to be around. We also remember Myra working there. We would like to extend our sympathy on the loss of your mother.

David & Dorthy Douglas

February 1, 2013

Aunt Eleanor, I have such wonderful memories of you when I was a child. You were a small women with a large presence. You were always so colorful, upbeat, laughing, & enjoying life to the fullest. I am sorry I didn't connect with you more later in life. After spending much time with Francie, I know you were dearly loved by her & your children.

David Frazel

January 31, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.