Eleanor L. Thrasher Alkire

March 1, 1927January 25, 2013

Eleanor Alkire who was known by family and friends as “Nanny” passed away January 25, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, January 28th at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 29 at Mt. Moriah and Freeman. Eleanor was born in Kansas City, Missouri, daughter of O.W. and Mary (Shaw) Thrasher. Eleanor worked for Dr. Sam Hoeper Sr. for 44 years, as his nurse and assistant. She was preceded in death by her beloved twin sister, Mary Lou Davis; her husband Tennys Alkire; her parents; and sisters Dorothy, Ruth and Carol; and her especially beloved nephew Mark Warren Jr. She is survived by her sisters Dolores Hensley and Theresa Dennison (Jim), and brothers, Junior (Betty), Joe (Dorothy), Pat (Darlinda) and 13 nieces and nephews. Nanny’s compassion was her most adoring quality. She was a wonderful, caring nurse and a beautiful human being. Nanny lived her life helping everyone, she helped strangers as well as family and friends. Nanny loved spending time at “The Boat” pursuing and maintaining her seven star card. Nanny “never met a casino she didn’t like.” Nanny was our Guardian Angel. She was the light of our lives, we love her and will miss her terribly. The family would like to offer a heartfelt shout out to her caregivers following her twin sister’s death. Mark and Charlotte Warren had the privilege of having Nanny in their home and when her needs escalated, her (retired) brother Joe and wife Dorothy Thrasher were her caregivers until she entered Kansas City Hospice House. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64145.


  • Visitation Monday, January 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Eleanor L. Thrasher Alkire

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June 21, 2013

I love you sissy , You will always be in my heart. I think of you every day And miss you every day LOVE THERESA.

Dote Dale

February 9, 2013

My beautiful Aunt Ellie, you will be missed by all of us left behind. I love you dearly and I will see you on the other side.

Love & hugs,

Mary ClingingsmithSalmeron

February 5, 2013

I loved my aunt Ellie, thats what i called her. my Moms older sister who was SO good to all of us

January 30, 2013

The Morris girls loved Eleanor. Eleanor was so kind and caring as we came into Dr. Hoeper's office for his care. Our mother, Peggy Morris, always felt so confident that we would be given the best care possible. Thank you,Eleanor from Linda, Donna, and Anita.

January 29, 2013

She was kind, thoughtful. She worried about her friends and family and not herself. She loved to laugh and have fun and she made me feel as thou we were great friends. I will deeply miss her.

Dorothy Clark

January 27, 2013

I remember Eleanor when I was a little girl and often visited Dr. Hoeper's office. She was always very nice. Our condolences to her family.

The Fletcher family

Lauren Mathis

January 27, 2013

I will always remember my Nanna as a loving woman. She had a contagious smile and laughter. I love you and will miss you dearly.

Shirley Feighner

January 27, 2013

I will always remember her red hair/her smile and our fun trips to Vegas. She was one in a million - so loved by everyone.
Shirley Feighner

January 26, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing. She and Mary Lou were such pleasant people and I was grateful to them for their kindnesses to my nephew, Charles Otis Davis, Jr and for being his adoptive family.
Dorothy Stoeger