Eleanor Irwin

August 20, 2018
Eleanor Irwin

Eleanor Irwin

Eleanor A. Irwin, 92, of Tollesboro, passed away Saturday evening, August 18, 2018, at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home in Flemingsburg.

Eleanor was born November 27, 1925, in Orangeburg to the late Elmo Bane and the late Lillian Goodwin Armstrong.

She had worked for Benedix Corporation, Edgewood Arsenal (during WWII), Bel Air High School and had been editor of Gulf Stream Magazine. She served as church secretary at Tollesboro Christian Church where she was a longtime member. She enjoyed working in her garden and raising her flower gardens.

Survivors include her son, Robert Irwin and his wife Cinda of Georgia; her grandson, Robert Michael Irwin Jr and his wife Jamie; her great grandchildren, Zachary, Kassidy, Levi, Sarah, Camila and Koby;  her siblings, Juanita “Nita” McDerman of Lakeworth, FL, Martha Haycraft of Columbus,OH, Linda Graham of Fairfield Glade,TN, Sarah “Sally” Thompson of Columbus, OH, and Joe H. Bane of Maysville, KY; as well as several nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton R. Irwin;  her stepfather, HP Armstrong; and her sisters, Emily Hutchinson and Paula Anderson.

A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Olivet Cemetery with Eleanor’s son Robert officiating.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband Alton.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home in Flemingsburg.

Friends may sign the guestbook at www.boonenickellfuneralhome.com.