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Kingwood Funeral Home

22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX

OBITUARY

Eleanor V Barberree

December 14, 1916October 20, 2016
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Eleanor Victoria Elizabeth Koenig Barberree passed away at the age of 99 on October 20, 2016, in Kingwood, TX. She was the 13th child of Albert and Marie Koenig and was born on December 14, 1916 in Swanville Minnesota. She was the last surviving sibling of the 15 Koenig children being predeceased by Anna, Olga, Bill, August, Emma, Albert, Harry, Bertha, Alma, Emil, Hylma, Ervin, Raymond, Lorraine and also by her husband Albert Daniel Barberree. Eleanor graduated from Swanville High School, attended beauty school and worked as a beautician for many years. She later helped to run the family business, Kenwood Pharmacy in Minneapolis, with her husband Bert. Later she would become his caregiver as he developed Alzheimer’s and passed away in 1993. During their time together Eleanor and Bert travelled extensively to all 50 states, Europe, and Israel. After they sold the Pharmacy, Eleanor worked as a receptionist & book keeper at Methodist Hospital for 15 years and did volunteer work for her church and other charities including food pantry, bereavement committee, meals on wheels, worship preparation, and she enjoyed driving her beloved Pastor Fred Miller around weekly to bring communion to people in their homes when he was no longer able to drive (he was 10 years older than her). She was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Edina, MN until 2010 when she moved to Texas. Since then she was a faithful member of Kingwood United Methodist, Kingwood, TX even volunteering at Society of St Stephens. Eleanor is survived by her 2 sons Daniel & Wife Betsy, and David & Wife Marlene, by grandchildren Joel Smith & husband Kelly, David Barberree & wife Stephanie, Dean Barberree & wife Tisha, Joseph Barberree, Kristina Betz & husband Don, Cindy Adamo & husband Johnny, Jeff Wilson & wife Vicki, Great Grandchildren – Andrea Rackley, Jacob & Jordan Adamo, Andrew, Spencer, Makena & Carly Barberree, Madison, Mason, Megan & Maddox Barberree, Addison & Kennedy Smith, Caroline Wilson, Great-Great Grandchild Ayden Rackley, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Eleanor will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota next to her husband Bert. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association which Eleanor faithfully supported.

Services

  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 28, 2016

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Marian Rivera-Hedrick

November 4, 2016

Heartfelt condolences to family and friends. Eleanor, Grandma 'B', will always be remembered. Our prayers are with you all.
Love In Christ Jesus,
Steve and Marian Hedrick and Nathan Rivera

Craig Wolfe

October 30, 2016

Carol & Mike Hendrick

October 27, 2016

Eleanor will be missed by many people.
She rests peacefully now. Have comfort, God be with you"

October 27, 2016

What a beautiful(inside & out) "cute" Grandma E! I am so thankful & blessed to have known Grandma Eleanor! I've only known her a short time, but she has inspired me for an eternity with her huge desire to live life to the fullest! I will miss her smiling face!

Sending prayers of comfort to her family.

Blessed by Eleanor,
Dorcas Staff
(friend of Joel-Eleanor's granddaughter)

Beth Moseman

October 24, 2016

We will all miss Eleanor at The Gathering Place at Holy Comforter. She was such a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May God grant you many great memories of Eleanor. Peace be with you all. Heaven has another angel.

Beth Moseman

October 24, 2016

We will all miss her at The Gathering Place at Holy Comforter. She was such a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.

Helen and Anthony George

October 24, 2016

Our prayers are that God have mercy on our sweet Eleanor, and may He grant His peace upon her wonderful and caring family. Eleanor will be missed especially her sweet smile.
Helen and Anthony George(Humble, TX)

October 24, 2016

Sorry for your loss of your love one. Please find comfort in God and his word the bible at 2nd Corthians 1:3-5.
NC

Marion Solie

October 24, 2016

An amazing woman, an amazing life...rest in the loving arms of Jesus, Eleanor. You have always been in our thoughts and prayers at St. Peter's. God grant peace to your family.

October 23, 2016

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