LAKELAND - Eleanor Shearer Perna, 90, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Port Charlotte, Florida, died July 29, 2011, of natural causes.
She was born June 6, 1921, in Manlius, New York, daughter of the late William Oliver and Ruth Shearer.
She served as a parachute rigger USMC during WWII
She was very involved with her church, with the Woman's Social Group, and bible study at the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, and she cherished time she spent with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Leslie, Eugene, Kenneth & Ralph.
She is survived by her children Eugene of CA, Joseph of CA, Robert of MS, Zita of FL, Katherine of ME, John of FL; a brother Clifford, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
The family received friends on Thursday, August 4, 2011 from 10:30-11 AM at the Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Springs Road, Punta Gorda, Fl. A service to celebrate her life with military honors started 11 AM at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Punta Gorda, Florida.