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Eleanor V. Jennings Myatt

BOYNTON BEACH, FL - Mrs. Eleanor Victoria Jennings Myatt, of Boynton Beach, Florida, died in Boynton Beach, Florida, on September 28, 2007, age 83 years.
The daughter of James Herbert Jennings, Jr. and Daisy Wales Hunt Jennings, she was born on May 1, 1924 in Ithaca, New York, and spent her early life in Candor, New York, graduating from it's high school in 1941, and in 1944, magna cum laude from William Smith College, Geneva, New York, where she had been elected to the academic honor society of Phi Beta Kappa. Mrs. Myatt was awarded a teaching fellowship for graduate study at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, from which she received a Master of Arts degree in 1947. She also studied at the Universities of Virginia and Florida, the College of William and Mary, and the British Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge. In a forty-three year career, Mrs. Myatt first taught history at the private schools of Walnut Hill, Natick, Massachusetts, Stuart Hall, Staunton, Virginia, Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and the public high school in Suffolk, Virginia. After moving to South Florida in 1960, Mrs. Myatt served for thirty-four years as a senior instructor in history and political science at Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Boynton Beach, the Palm Beach Branch of the English-Speaking Union, the Emeritus Faculty Association of Palm Beach Community College, the United Faculty of Florida and National Education Association. Mrs. Myatt traveled extensively abroad and published works of prose and poetry in magazines.
She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, John Wells Jennings and James Herbert Jennings; two half-sisters, Janet Surdam Jennings and Frances Mary Jennings.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 26th, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Main St., Candor, with the Rev. Judith Upham officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor. Friends and family will gather on Thursday, October 25th, from 4-7 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 137 Main St., Candor.

Published in Ithaca Journal on Oct. 22, 2007
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