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FREMONT: Eleanor LeMaitre 88 of Fremont passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Valley View Health Care Center.
She was born on March 16, 1925 in Fremont to William and Martha Elizabeth (Sharp) Jarvis. Eleanor attended Fremont Ross and on September 7, 1943 she married Donald LeMaitre in Fremont and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1984.
Eleanor had worked in management for many years, working for Hunt Foods, Inc. Toledo, and for The Holiday Inn, Fremont as a general manager. She was a member of Grace Community Church, avid bowler, shuffle board, pinochle, loved traveling and going on cruises. Eleanor wintered in Clearwater, FL where she would volunteer organizing trips for seniors in Ohio and Florida for many years. She enjoyed visiting the VFW and Eagles. She was a member of the Moose, loved her animals such as her poodle and her cats. Eleanor enjoyed the family alpaca farm where she loved every aspect of being around the animals especially fond of their alpaca "Miss Ellie". She enjoyed the birthing and nursing of the sick and was the first one to volunteer to get up in the middle of the night to help. Eleanor found a lot of comfort participating in the alpaca farm. Eleanor's world revolved around her two sons, being a family lady she loved her family and would do anything for them. She would always get her "toes in the sand" every year!
Surviving is her son, Gary (Sue) LeMaite of Fremont, daughter-in-law; Deb LeMaitre of Fremont; three grandchildren, Bobby, Michelle and Shawn; she is also survived by many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald F. of 40 years; sons, Robert Carl "Baby Bobbie" and Ronald LeMaitre; sisters, Orlena and Velma.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fremont from 12-1 PM with funeral services beginning at 1 PM with Pastor Forrest Kirchenbauer officiating. Burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 905 W. State Street, Suite B, Fremont, Ohio 43420
To view Eleanor's video tribute or to make an online condolence please visit; www.hermankinn.com
Herman-Kinn Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Fremont
900 North Street Fremont, OH 43420
Published in the News-Messenger on Jan. 22, 2014