- Local Guide
Eleanor L. Wolfe, 91, formerly of 402 S. Main St., New Knoxville, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Cridersville Health Care Center.
She was born on June 4, 1921, in Kenmore, the daughter of Ausker and Mary (Brant) Imler, and they preceded her in death.
On June 2, 1943, she married Dr. Herbert S. Wolfe, while he was preparing for duty as a medical officer in World War II. Herbert preceded her in death in 2002.
She is survived by her son, Gerald Wolfe of New Knoxville; three nieces, Carol Sue VanGaarden, Judith Ann Brown and Debra Sue Altman; a nephew, Mark Provens; a close friend who she thought of as the daughter she never had, Laurie Blanchong of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Imler; a sister, Betty Jean Imler.
Eleanor was a graduate of the Greensburg High School near Akron and also graduated from the Akron City Hospital School of Nursing in 1943 as a registered nurse. She worked alongside her husband at their family practice in New Knoxville for many years.
The couple were founding members of the Calvary Chapel Baptist Church in Minster. For many years they were “snowbirds” traveling back and forth from Ohio to their home in Mission, Texas, after Dr. Wolfe’s retirement becoming official Texans in 2000. Eleanor was quite busy with park activities in Texas and was especially proud of learning tap dancing at age 86, winning Student of the Year at her dance school.
She moved back to Ohio in the fall of 2010 and enjoyed attending performances by her son throughout the area. Eleanor suffered declining health after breaking her hip last winter.
Her big smile, infectious giggle and bright blue eyes will be missed by many folks who met her during a long and full life.
Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, with the Rev. Brad Smith officiating. Graveside burial rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Akron.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.