Eleanor DeVries(1934 - 2014)

Eleanor (Elnie) N. DeVries (nee Smith) passed away on February 16 in Evanston, IL at the age of 79. She is survived by her husband James H. DeVries, her brother, Dr. Charles C. Smith, her children Sara (George) Walker, James N. (Ann) DeVries, Peter DeVries, Adam (Ruth) DeVries and Mary (Michael) Caffrey and her ten grandchildren. Eleanor graduated from the University of Colorado, Evanston School of Nursing and received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois Chicago. She worked as a nurse at Lake Forest Hospital and then was the Head of the Hospice Volunteer program. She was born in Green Bay, WI and lived in Winnetka, IL for 44 years. She was a loving wife, mother and friend and touched the lives of many people. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 2:00 pm at the Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine St., Winnetka. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Winnetka Congregational Church or the Door County Land Trust or the Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025. For information: Wm H. Scott Funeral Home, 847-251-8200


Funeral Home

Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home
1100 Greenleaf Ave Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 251-8200

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, 2014