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Eleanor R. VanNatten, 85, of Neshannock Township passed away the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Clen-Moore Place.
Born on Sept. 12, 1932, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas A and Bernadine Bartberger Ferry.
On Feb. 16, 1952, she married her beloved husband, Robert C. VanNatten, and the two of them spent 58 years together until he preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2010.
In her earlier years, Eleanor worked as a sales clerk for local stores, and she then worked in the shipping department for Johnson Bronze. Eleanor later worked as a bookkeeper for her husband's company, Kay Plumbing Company.
She was a member of St. Camillus Church and had belonged to the Ladies Guild.
An avid golfer, Eleanor played in many leagues and won several tournaments.
She also enjoyed playing bridge and teaching people how to play, and she loved doing artwork.
Eleanor is survived by her children, Robert E. VanNatten and wife, Karen S., and Rhonda Dolin, all of New Castle; sister, Jane List and husband, Russell, of Bradenton, Florida; grandchildren, Nicholas (Kayla) VanNatten, Joshua (Dorann) VanNatten, Ryan (Kait) VanNatten, Jon VanNatten, Joe Dolin and fiancee, Nicole, and Andy Dolin; and two great-grandchildren, and another one on the way in August.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Zurasky; brother-in-law, John Zurasky; and nephew, Mark Phipps.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Camillus Church, co-officiated by the Rev. Michael Peck and the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski.
Interment will take place in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on January 17, 2018
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