;Eleanor Ruth Stiles, 82, of Gardner, passed away Sept. 28, 2010 at her home.
Eleanor was born April 15, 1928 in Paola, KS to Bernard Harmon and Margaret Schroeder Stiles. She graduated from Baldwin High School and attended Baker Univ. Eleanor taught a year at a country one-room school, several years as a 3rd grade teacher at Onaga, KS and later was a para- professional at Gardner Elementary. Eleanor married William Floyd Stiles on Aug. 1, 1953 in Topeka, KS. They moved from Wellington, KS to Gardner 26 years ago. Eleanor was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, Eastern Star, Baldwin and enjoyed sewing. She was passionate in her love for her family, who she always put first, and devoted her life to raising her four sons and caring for her loved ones. Eleanor will truly be missed.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, sister Barbara Hopkins and her brother Phillip Stiles. She is survived by her husband Bill of the home; sons: Stuart, Gardner, Roger, Spring Hill, Tim and his wife Linda, Olathe and Bruce and his wife Sandra, Manhattan; sisters Doris Jeanne Parker, Bozeman, MT and Marge Hitchcock, Lawrence and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Fri., Oct. 1, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS 66083. Burial follows at Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation 6:00-8:00 pm Thur., Sept. 30, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Gardner. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com