Eleanor Acrin

April 14, 1923March 19, 2011

Eleanor Acrin, 87, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, peacefully passed away at home in Ormond Beach on March 19, 2011.

Eleanor was employed by the UpJohn Company during WW II in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After moving to New Smyrna Beach in 1956, she was a secretary for several years with Bouchelle Realty, then was employed as a secretary for a prominent local physician, James Cunningham, for over 20 years until her retirement.

She is predeceased by her parents, Lubbartus and Marguerite Lingbeek of Kalamazoo, Michigan; sister, Frances of Brunswick, Georgia; brother, John of Little Rock, Arkansas; husbands, Fred C. Payne of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and Robert Wilson of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

She is survived by her husband Fred F. Acrin; son, Kenneth Payne of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; daughter, Charlene and her husband, Michael Strother of Edgewater; daughter, Beverly and her husband, Peter Schaafsma of Edgewater; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The family is planning a private memorial and asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, Florida 33742. Arrangements are under the care and trust of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach, FL. Condolences may be shared with the family online at


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Henry Oliver, III and staff at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home

March 28, 2011

Extending our sincerest condolences...

Janice Acrin

March 23, 2011

Eleanor was my stepmother-in-law, and such a joy to be with. She was always happy, and I am grateful that she made my father-in-law so happy. She always had a good attitude, and she is missed very much. Love you Eleanor!

Kelly Acrin

March 23, 2011

Eleanor was my Step-Grandmother. She was always very loving & caring. Eleanor is missed and loved by all. Poppy & Eleanor were always happy with each other. Love & Miss You Eleanor.

Kelly Acrin

March 23, 2011