Eleanor Viola Ferris, 92, formerly of Middletown, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Greenfield Senior Living in Harrisburg. Born in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Harry Walter and Augusta Louise (Belling) Mitchell. Eleanor was the wife of the late Earl Frederick Ferris who passed away on February 17, 1979.
Eleanor was a graduate of Ritenour High School class of 1944. She worked various jobs at printing and insurance companies before working as a Teacher’s Aid. She served on the PTA board as Treasurer. Eleanor was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Middletown and enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening.
Eleanor is survived by four children, Martin W. Ferris of Shawnee, OK, Gary S. Ferris, husband of Donna (Eckert) of Palmyra, Craig R. Ferris of Mount Joy and Scott A. Ferris of Williamstown, PA; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Bulock of Webster Groves, MO, and Doris Schoue of Hesperia, CA.
She was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Dana (Moore) Ferris; a son, Jeffery C. Ferris; four brothers, Walter, Paul, Emil and Robert Mitchell; and two sisters, Lucille Russell and Emma Lowe.
A funeral service honoring, Eleanor’s life will be held at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 121 North Spring Street, Middletown on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 2 PM. Family and friends will be received at the church before the service from 1 PM to 2 PM. Interment will follow at Geyers Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church, 121 North Spring Street, Middletown, PA 17057.