Eleanor M. Quinlin Double
Eleanor M. Quinlin Double, 72, of Charleston, Ill., formerly of Chicora, entered her heavenly home Saturday at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Eleanor was born on April 27, 1940, in Kingston, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Donald and Maisie (Henry) Quinlin.
She married Dale D. Double on Jan. 30, 1960, in Chicora, and they were married for 44 years prior to his death on May 14, 2004.
Eleanor was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church in Chicora and a member of the former Trinity Lutheran Church in Mattoon, Ill. When living in Pennsylvania, she held membership in the Order of the Eastern Star. While in Charleston, she held a membership in the Women of the Moose
Charleston Chapter 1175 and was a long-time member of the Charleston Country Club. Eleanor was a member of the Merry Widows, a group of ladies who enjoyed gathering socially and who also offered their comfort and support to other women who were more recently widowed.
Eleanor enjoyed crocheting and playing golf, but first and foremost she was a homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family. They were not only her priority but her pride and joy. As the matriarch of her family, she was often quiet but her presence spoke volumes. Dependable and steadfast, Eleanor could be relied on to be a chauffeur, to care for her grandchildren, to help Bill and Cathy at the Westfield Café, to support her family or to cheer them on at one of their sporting events or for an evening of fun playing cards and games. She anticipated her family's needs and was there without even having to be asked.
Eleanor was a blessing to her family who will always remember her with the same unconditional love and devotion as was shown to them, a legacy she leaves them to remember and to share with one another.
She will be dearly missed by her three loving children, Kim Sherwood and her husband, Lee, of Charleston, Ill., Bill Double and his wife, Cathy, of Greenup, Ill., and Debbie Craig and her husband, Glen, of Chicora; six grandchildren, all of whom she had uniquely and lovingly nicknamed, Pam "Sugar Plum" Burns and her husband, Dan, Kent "Sweetie Pie" Craig and his wife, Beth, Stephanie "Pudding" Craig, Laura "Buttercup" Kiser and her husband, Rich, Morgan "Cupcake" Sherwood and Emma "Angel" Sherwood; two step-grandchildren, Tabby Biggs and Shannon Henne; four great-grandchildren, Kendale Burns, Nevin Burns, Jebediah Burns and Wyatt Craig; seven step-great-grandchildren, Billy, Dakota, Donavan, Cooper, Xylia, Gabby and Cash; and a sister, Jackie Wettlin and her husband, Russ, of Highland, Calif.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Eleanor was preceded in death by a stepgrandchild, Misty Williamson; three brothers, Jimmy Quinlin, Lee Quinlin and Donald "Bud" Quinlin; and three sisters, Mary Morganthaler, Dorothy Briley and Virginia Glass.
DOUBLE - Visitation and funeral services for Eleanor M. Quinlin Double, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, will be at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2217 Chicora Road, Chicora, on Saturday, Sept. 8. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. with funeral services immediately following visitation. The Rev. Joseph Boomhower will officiate. The burial will be private.
In honor of Eleanor, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Charleston Booster Club, c/o Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation services, Petrolia.
To express online condolences to Eleanor's family, please visit www.bauerhillisfuneral.com