Eleanor Lila <I>Champlin</I> Barnes

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Eleanor Lila Champlin Barnes

  • Birth 11 Nov 1932 Wetonka, McPherson County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 29 Sep 2012 Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 98520100

Eleanor Lila Barnes
November 11, 1932 - September 29, 2012

Eleanor Lila Barnes of Idaho Falls, ID died September 29, 2012 at the age of 79. Eleanor was born November 11, 1932 in Wetonka, South Dakota to Oscar and Florence (Voss) Champlin. She grew up and attended school in South Dakota graduating from Hecla High School as class valedictorian. On April 21, 1951 she married Glenn J. Barnes in Aberdeen, S.D. In 1953 Glenn and Eleanor and their daughter Andrea moved to Iran and spent 5 years working with and serving the Iranian people. Their oldest son, LeRoy was born in Tabriz, Iran. Eleanor returned to Downey, ID in 1958 and shortly after her return their second son Kent was born. They made their home in southern Idaho for 3 years. In 1961 she and Glenn relocated from Idaho to Redmond, OR. Eleanor graduated from COCC in 1969 with a degree in nursing. She worked at Central Oregon District Hospital for over 25 years. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. She served in many church callings. In her free time Eleanor enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. She loved to travel especially to the Oregon Coast. She always made sure family trips to South Dakota contained a new adventure. In 2006 Eleanor moved back to Idaho, and lived in Idaho Falls until her death.

She is survived by two sons LeRoy Barnes of Lebanon, NH and Kent (Terri) Barnes of Redmond, OR; a daughter Andrea (George) Poppleton of Idaho Falls, ID; three brothers Jerry, Paul, and Gene; three sisters Evelyn, Claire and Helen; six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn in 1997, a granddaughter Tami in 1980, her parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Graveside services will be held October 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, Redmond, OR.


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  • Created by: Calmly Searching
  • Added: 8 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98520100
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Lila Champlin Barnes (11 Nov 1932–29 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98520100, citing Redmond Memorial Cemetery, Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Calmly Searching (contributor 47240541) .