ALLENTOWN — Eloise R. Hullinger, 94, of Allentown, died 9:55 p.m., Wed. Jan. 15, 2014, at Vancrest of Delphos. She was born July 10, 1919, in Allen Co., the daughter of William & Zelma (DeLong) Purdy, who preceded her in death. On Jan. 10, 1942, she married Ralph O. Hullinger, and he died April 3, 1982.
Survivors include, 2 nephews, Ray (Barbara) Geary & Tim (Lori) Purdy; four nieces, Jean Palmer, Patty (Bill) Lewis, Deborah (Steve) Pitson, & Sandra (Steve) Johnson; many great nieces & great nephews; and a sister-in-law, Stella Limbert.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Kenneth & Virgil Purdy; 2 sisters, Avanelle (Purdy) Palmer, and Ann (Purdy) Geary; and a great nephew, Steven W. Lewis.
Eloise was a "Rosie the Riveter", who worked at Westinghouse Electric during W.W.II, retiring from there after 44 years of service. She was a 47 year of the Order of the Eastern Star, Spencerville Chapter #130. Eloise volunteered at the Allentown Ball Park, and loved watching ball games, both little league and high school. She was an avid shopper and a devoted aunt.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Sat. Jan. 18, 2014, at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, Pastor Dottie Kiser officiating. Burial is to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida. The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m., Fri. at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Delphos Little League Assn.