Eleanor Wilson Shonting

April 14, 1924January 18, 2019

Eleanor Mae Wilson Shonting, 94, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019.

She was born in Truro Township, Franklin County Ohio on April 14, 1924. The only child of Henry and Lola Wilson, Eleanor had many homes as her family traveled to her father’s Naval assignments. From the Panama Canal Zone to Washington to Virginia to Ohio, and eventually settling in Florida, she saw many places.

She was a bookkeeper until her retirement. Throughout her life she pursued many interests: music and singing, genealogy, dancing, history, painting, sewing, and collecting family memories and memorabilia. In fact, part of Eleanor’s extensive collection of historical and genealogical items is proudly displayed in a permanent exhibit in Reynoldsburg/Truro Township, Ohio.

Most recently she was active in Beta Sigma Phi sorority, various genealogy societies, and her Bunco group.

Eleanor enjoyed 51 years of marriage to Milton Shonting who predeceased her. Their daughters Carol Schumers and Linda Kennedy also preceded her in death in 2008 and 2013 respectively.

Eleanor will be lovingly remembered by her three grandchildren: Myla Outlaw (Glen), Michael Schumers, and Paul Kennedy (Annette). 8 great-grandchildren will have fond memories of her as an active and involved Grandma.

A funeral service will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial in Rockledge, Florida.


  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2019

Eleanor Wilson Shonting

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Lynn Bennett

February 1, 2019

Mrs. Shonting was a Genealogy volunteer at Melb. Lib. a while back, and very helpful with people looking for information on their family history. We appreciated her time she spent doing this at the library. Thank you and so sorry for the family's loss at this time. Ms. Lynn, Reference librarian, Melb. Lib.