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 Eleanor Lois <I>Palmer</I> Barnal

Eleanor Lois Palmer Barnal

Dow, Jersey County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Dec 2009 (aged 86)
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Burial Elsah, Jersey County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 50947588 · View Source
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Eleanor L. Barnal, 86, of Elsah, died at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 at the Edwardsville Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born Aug. 30, 1923, in Dow, the daughter of the late Edgar & Gladys (Lewis) Palmer.

She married John M. Barnal Nov. 8, 1947 in Jerseyville. He died Aug. 16, 1990.

She worked at Principia College and Alton Box Board Company during World War II, where she made fin locks for bombs until returning to Principia College as a pastry cook. She was a matron at the Elsah Grade School and later at Jersey Community High School. She also cooked and served food to the public and workers during the 1993 flood and was a Cub Scout den mother.

She was a member of Elsah United Methodist Church, Elsah Historical Society and Jersey County Historical Society.

Survivors include a son, Edgar Michael (Pam) Barnal of Edwardsville; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Reed of Godfrey; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Edgar E. Palmer of Dorsey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a step-daughter, Mary Jane Reathaford and her husband, Simpson; a daughter-in-law, Charmaine Barnal; and three sisters, Betty Callahan, Lora DeSherlia and Cora Walker.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Charles Schwaab will officiate. Burial will take place in Elsah Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Elsah United Methodist Church.
(Obituary from Jersey County Journal)

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  • Created by: Nancy Walker
  • Added: 11 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50947588
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Lois Palmer Barnal (30 Aug 1923–27 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50947588, citing Elsah Cemetery, Elsah, Jersey County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Walker (contributor 47268254) .