Ackley passed away at her residence in Kalamazoo, MI on October 30, 2003, at the age of 92.
Eleanor was born in Ardwick, MD, on June 8, 1911, to Edward Wallace & Margaret (McCullough) Wilson. Her parents both emigrated from Scotland in the early 1900s. Eleanor grew up with a brother and two sisters.
She excelled in athletics and music in high school and attended Central Michigan College. She lived most of her life in Ovid, MI where she raised three children and was a loving partner and wife for nearly 50 years to her husband Albert, a beloved and honored school teacher in Ovid, MI. She was involved in local civic theatre productions throughout the years, served as church youth counselor and church camp counselor for many years, and was the secretary for the United Church in Ovid for 17 years. She attended and had become a member of the Vicksburg United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women after moving to Vicksburg in 1992. She touched many people with her generosity and kindness and could brighten anyones day. She lived each day by the motto. Others, Lord, yes, others. Let this my motto be. Help me to live for OTHERS. That I may live like THEE. She was preceded in death 24 years ago by her husband, Albert; her brother, Edward Wilson; sister, Elizabeth Dunn; and daughter in law, Ruth Ackley.
She is survived by her sister, Virginia Uhl of Dundee, MI; son, Douglas Ackley of Bellevue; daughters, Barbara & Al Hosner of Vicksburg and Joan & Jim Coppinger of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Following cremation a memorial graveside service will be held on Monday, November 3, at 3 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ovid, MI.
A memorial service will be held on December 21st. for Eleanor at the Vicksburg United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vicksburg United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren Funeral Home, Portage Chapel.www.lifestorynet.com.
Maple Grove Cemetery
Plot: Sec. H, Lot 719
Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Nov 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22702356
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