Eleanor E. Smith


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Greenville - Eleanor E. Smith, 81, passed away July 8, 2019, at her home surrounded by family. She was born March 2, 1938, in Greenville, the daughter of Warren A. Sr. and Emma Mae (MacDonald) Kelley. Eleanor loved children and cared for dozens of them as a babysitter in her lifetime. She started at age 11 and retired only 3 years ago. Eleanor had a passion for dogs, especially her German Shepherds, Twilight and Baxter, and she even raised Cocker Spaniels during her teen years. She enjoyed her time baking, knitting, taking pictures, and vacationing with family. Her deepest love was spending time with her grandchildren and other loved ones.
Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Marlene Wilson and husband, Ozzie, and Heidi Jones and fiancé, Carl Henderson; brother, Warren "Butch" Kelley Jr.; two sisters, Carolyn Savoie, and Carla Kelley; three grandchildren, Cody Smith and partner, Kendra Herbest, Emma Wilson, and Billy Jones; four step-grandchildren, Doug Wilson, Brian Wilson, Julie Clough, and Corey Henderson; eight step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; dog, Hemi; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; loving husband, Lampher Smith; sister, Barbara Beckwith; and a step-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held 1PM Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Greenville Chapel of Lary Funeral Home located in the Masonic building, 281 Pritham Avenue, Greenville. All are invited to the Bartley's Center Cove Event Center for refreshments and continued celebration of Eleanor's life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bangor Humane Society or Sarah's House in Holden. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 10, 2019
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9 posts

Liz Munster
Jul 14, 2019
Beautiful and kind Lady.
She will be missed
Thinking of the family at this sad and difficult time.
God give you strength.
Liz Munster
Jul 14, 2019
Beautiful and kind Lady.
She will be missed
Carol Danforth Mushero
Jul 12, 2019
Carla, I am so sorry for the passing of Eleanor, she was a really great lady. I really miss talking to you and hope you will feel a little less sad soon.
Much love,
Jana & Brian Crossman
Jul 11, 2019
Marlene, Heidi and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Eleanor was a great person and wonderful babysitter. She took great care of Aaron in his younger years. She will be sadly missed by anyone whom have the pleasure of knowing her! Thinking of you all at this very sad time!!!
Beth Curtis Yates
Jul 11, 2019
Marlene, Heidi and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Eleanor was a special lady and I will always have fond memories of her.
Leslie Cobb
Jul 11, 2019
Marlene and Ozzie I'm sorry to read about the loss of your mother. Eleanor was a nice person to know.
Kay Johnson
Jul 10, 2019
I will miss you especially when I go by your house and you are not there. I will hold you in my heart always.
Jul 10, 2019
I did not know Eleanor, but the beautiful photo of her with her loveable looking German Shepherd touched me, as I have had six in my lifetime. I extend to you my sincere condolences over the passing of a friend that I never knew. Any friend of animals is a friend of mine. May fond memories make your heart smile.
Mary Kenney
Jul 10, 2019
Heidi I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers tonight.