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HOULTON AND HAYNESVILLE - Eleanor M. (Karnes) Estabrook, 89, passed away June 9, 2016, at a Belfast health care facility. She was born May 11, 1927, in Haynesville, the daughter of Samuel and Mildred Karnes.

Eleanor grew up and spent her formative years in Haynesville. She worked on the family farm and was educated in the local school. Eleanor went to Ricker Classical Institute until it burned and graduated from Hodgdon High School, Class of 1945. In 1946 she married Arlo Estabrook, her life partner for more than 60 years. Eleanor was active in community affairs. She was a den mother in Cub Scouts, a member of the extension, an active participant in the Grange, a Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Orono and a Sunday school teacher to first and second graders. Eleanor loved her family, flowers, music, traveling with her husband, small children, dogs and quiet times with her Bible.

Eleanor is survived by two sons and their wives, Timothy and Rena of Frankfort and Eric and Alice of Florida. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Arlo; four brothers, Stanley, Gilbert, Norman and Luther; and three sisters Irene, Ruth and Muriel.

Friends may call at Dunn Funeral Home 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, until the time of the service 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. A time of fellowship will be held at the funeral home following the service. Interment will be at Hodgdon Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Eleanor's memory payable to the charity of one's choice care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com.
Published on  June 13, 2016
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