Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. Rev. Sheryl Ashley will officiate. Burial will be in the Correctionville Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Eleanor was born on Dec. 14, 1919 at Battle Creek, to Roy and Mary (Henderson) Beers. She attended Correctionville Public School and graduated in 1938. She was united in marriage to Arlin "Slim" Boothby on Dec. 24, 1938 at the Washta Methodist Church. She worked at the Correctionville Nursing Home as a cook and retired in the fall of 1982. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, cooking and baking, photo albums, and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arlin on April 11, 2009, a brother Melvin Beers, sisters Dorothy Brown and Esther (Fogelman) Barrett.
She is survived by four children: Jim Boothby of Temple, Texas; Cheryl Volkert of Moville; Alan Boothby and his wife Alexandra of Camp Douglas, Wis.; Marc Boothby and his wife Lorrie of Moville; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.