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Eleanor Carol Perkins (Garwood) Cherry
February 21, 1934 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Eleanor Carol Perkins (Garwood) Cherry, 89, of Monroeville, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at her home. She was born February 21, 1934, in Scott Depot, West Virginia to the late James E. and Mayola (Keesee) Perkins.
Eleanor was magical in her ability to make friends and family feel welcome at home, be it at the “Cottage” on their boat, or the family farm. She was a wonderful cook, sharing many baked goods and meals with those she cared about. Everyone had a place at Eleanor's table, and she made sure that they knew it. She was also incredibly generous. When she would pick fruits or berries, she would gather far more than she needed, delivering the excess quarts, pecks, and bushels to those she loved. Some would say that it took longer for Eleanor to make her visits and deliver her gifts and goodies to those she loved, than it actually did for her to pick them all. Truly, Eleanor was an impeccable hostess, amazing friend, aunt, sister, wife, and mother, ensuring that everybody was cared about and knew how deeply she cared for them.
Eleanor was a member of the Peru Farm Women’s Club, Lutheran Women’s Bible Study, and the Red Hat Society. She was the “Cherry Pie Queen” and was talented at arranging flowers. She worked diligently on the history of her beloved Mitawanga Community, contributing her own stories and pictures she found archived at Hayes Memorial in Fremont, Ohio. Eleanor was diligent in all that she undertook, and was will be greatly missed by all of the organizations that she so proudly served.
Survivors include husband of 59 years, Lonnie Cherry, of Monroeville, Ohio; son, David (Kim) Garwood, of Madison, Indiana; grandsons, Rich Dewey of Monroeville, Ohio, and Kenneth Dewey of West Hartland, Connecticut; sisters, Babilee Willis and Virginia Shaw; niece, Karen Wilson Dorsey; nephew, Thomas Wilson; and so many other nieces, nephews and many friends; as well as brothers-in-law, Dave, Melvin, Wayne, and Lenord; and sisters-in-law, Carol and Celia;
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Marie Dewey; sisters, Mary Jane Wilson, Lyda Lou (Maytham) Olsen, Ruby, Alice, Betty, Cleo, Helene Perkins; brothers, J.E., William, Eugene, E. Alan, Robert, and Henry.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Scott Cemetery on Huron Avery Rd., beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, or the donor’s choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.walkereastmanheydingerfh.com