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Eleanor Hughes

Zeeland, Michigan

Jul 16, 1933 – Sep 9, 2019 (Age 86)


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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home Obituary

Eleanor Hughes, age 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 9, 2019. Eleanor and her husband Bob lived in Grand Rapids until Bob became the Executive Director of Camp Geneva in 1974 at which time they moved to Holland. Eleanor was a lifelong educator. Eleanor began...

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Dear Bob, Luann, Paul and families. Ah, what memories we have of Eleanor. She was a vivacious and caring friend and teacher who represented all that is good. She gave not only knowledge but life skills to her students and created a desire for learning in them. Her sense of humor as a staff member at Longfellow carried us through the day, even when the going got tough. She will be missed but never forgotten. A true gift from God to those who met her. God Bless.

Bob, Grace and peace to you and your family as you grieve the death of Eleanor. Dick & Nancy Doeden

Bob, Grace and peace as you and your family grieve the death of Eleanor. Dick & Nancy Doeden

Bob, my sympathy to you & the family. It is a blessing to have known Eleanor and good to meet you the other day at Holland Hospital. Praise God for her life. Vonnie DeVries

I'll always remember Eleanor and her smile and passion for children! I taught with her at Longfellow and she was always a bright light in my day.
My condolences to her family!

Bob and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing. I didn't get to know her long, but she was the nicest person.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

I had Mrs. Hughes when I was in 1st grade (1991/1992 school year). She was by far one of my favorite teachers. She has such a passion for teaching and making school fun for her students. Part of the reason I decided to go in to teaching was because of her. Even after graduating high school and throughout college I would run in to her at the supermarket and she always knew who I was and we would chat for a few minutes and she was always so kind and encouraging. My deepest condolences to your...

I was in your mom's second grade class and ended up selling your family my horse, Duchess. Your mom made a positive and lasting impression on my life. Her kindness will always be remembered.
Jan (Stuart) VanderWerp

Many growing up fond memories.