Eleanor Anderson Mancil, 89, of Orange, passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012, at her residence. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Darrell Powell, minister of West Orange Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home in Orange. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 10, 1923, Eleanor was the daughter of Robert Martin Anderson and Ella (McCarthy) Anderson. She was a Medical Technician in the U.S. Army. She was a devoted mother who loved a good card game with her children and lots of laughter at all family gatherings. Her second great love was her church family, whose faithful visits she enjoyed during her last weeks. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Allen Mancil; daughter, Susan Rhoads; son, Robert Mancil; four brothers and five sisters. Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Sandra Withrow and husband, Billy of Little Cypress; son, Bencie Mancil and wife, Inez of Hemphill; daughter, Donna Bell and husband, Charles of Kirbyville; and son, James Mancil of Orange. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Jason Bell, Matt Bell, Andrew Rhoads, Damon Withrow, Allen Mancil, and Alanna Barber. Eleanor's family greatly appreciates the love and care she received from Dr. Castellanos, Dr. Marian Chin Han, and the Southeast Texas Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army 1950 Martin Luther King Drive, Orange, Texas 77630 or Southeast Texas Food Bank P.O. Box 21012, Beaumont, Texas 77720.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 23, 2012