Eleanor Huff, age 88, of New Philadelphia died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, in Schoenbrunn Health Care Center at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.
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A daughter of the late Edward H. and Lucy B. Mowery Applegarth, Eleanor was born at St. Clairsville, O., on Dec. 22, 1921.
On March 3, 1945, Eleanor married Garnet V. Huff, who preceded her in death on March 2, 2009. Together, the couple reared seven children.
As a homemaker, Eleanor enjoyed caring for her family and ensuring everyone, including the neighborhood children, always had something to eat. She also found enjoyment in traveling back to the area in which she was raised.
Eleanor leaves behind five children, Richard Huff and Diane (Dan) Caldwell, both of New Philadelphia, James Huff of Midvale, Debbie Fox of Uhrichsville and Terry Huff of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, Rob Huff, Danielle Caldwell, Jaime (Steve) Stentz, Ryan Huff, Joshua (Tracy) Fox, Thad and Falishia Fox, Troy, Mick, Jarret, Ronnie, Lonnie, Melissa, Timmy, Sherri and Jason Huff; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Eleanor was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas and Tim Huff; a grandson, Brent Caldwell; two brothers and four sisters.
In keeping with Eleanor's wishes, cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in the East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia.
Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and view an online memorial by visiting the funeral home website.
Published in The Times Reporter from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2010