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Eleanore (Lavat) Jaeger

1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Eleanore (Lavat) Jaeger Obituary
Born February 10, 1929 - Deceased February 2, 2018 Daughter of Nelson E. and Helen (Woodward) Lavat. Ellie spent her childhood in Kirkwood, Missouri, with her brother Eugene and sister Helen, both deceased. She attended St. Louis University and graduated from University of Missouri with Bachelor of Arts degree June, 1953. She married Ben Jaeger March 16, 1954, and they lived briefly in Maryland (Ben's military) and then in the Chicago area, settling and building their home and business in Bristol/Yorkville in 1964. Her husband Ben, her two daughters Carol (Mike) Brabo and Joan Costello, and her four grandchildren Alex (Kendall) Costello, Andrew Costello, Joshua Brabo, and Bethany (Jacob) Johnson survive her. Ellie was a gentle soul who loved nature and loved horses, competing in hunter/jumper. Her family was a source of joy to her and she was extremely proud to be their mom/grandma. Ellie will be greatly missed. A celebration of life memorial is planned for Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1-4 pm at Kennedy Pointe of Blackberry Oaks Golf Course - 2245 Kennedy Rd - Bristol, IL to share your memories. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Nature Conservancy or a . Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, (630)553-7611 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 8, 2018
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