Eleanor B. Linnes
November 29, 1921 – June 9, 2020
Eleanor Linnes was born November 29, 1921 to Oliver and Marie Barnes in the little oil town of Fellows, California that is near Taft. She had one older brother, Raymond, who died at the age of 53. She is survived by her son Gary Warning.
The family moved to La Crescenta when she was 6 years old, then to Burbank and to Los Angeles. She graduated from L.A. High and went to a business college for a short time until she was employed in the bookkeeping office of the L.A. Athletic Club. In the evening she attended a keypunch class and got a job at California Cotton Oil Co. in Huntington Park.
While taking ballroom dancing lessons at the YWCA she met her first husband, Clark Warning. They were married in Las Vegas in August of 1942. While Clark was in the armed forces during World War II she changed jobs to work at the U.S. Spring and Bumper Co.
Gary was born in 1951 and Eleanor’s marriage to Clark ended in the 1960s. She later married William Linnes who passed away in 1979.
She started attending St. John’s Presbyterian Church in West Los Angeles in 1983 after meeting a member on a day trip who encouraged her to attend. She became a member in 1986.
Eleanor’s passions were traveling, waterfalls, chocolate, dancing and the theater. She like to read and work jigsaw puzzles.