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Eleonore Warden Euritt was born July 5, 1926 in Heidelberg, Germany, population 140,000, the only child to Alois and Luise (Mack) Schonet.
She grew up during World War II. Eleonor received her education in Heidelberg and attended the University in Heidelberg.
On April 17, 1948, Eleonore married 1st Lieutenant Glenn A Warden U.S. Army in Heidelburg. Together they left from Bremerhafen, Germany on an Army transport ship with 1,650 enlisted men and officers. Three days before they arrived in New York, out in the Atlantic Ocean, they got in a hurricane. This was Eleonore’s first experience of a storm. On September 6, 1948, after 11 days at sea, they arrived in New York City. They established their home in Blockton, Iowa. Both Eleonore and Glenn were in real estate and insurance. In 1955, Eleonore was offered a job with the Blockton Oil Company as a bookkeeper. She was in charge of the propane department. In 1960 the business was sold to Northern Natural Gas Company out of Omaha, Nebraska. Eleonore continued to work for them for 21 years. To this union one son was born Edward G Warden. Glenn passed away in 1975.
In 1977 she married Marion E Euritt. Marion and Eleonore loved to travel. They went to Heidelberg and Eleonore showed Marion the house she lived in. For 13 winters they enjoyed Winterhaven, Florida. In her retirement years, Eleonore’s hobbies included needle point and stain glass crafting. She loved caring for her beautiful roses, lilies and irises that grew abundantly in her backyard. Marion passed away in 1996.
Eleonore passed away on May 23, 2019. Preceding Eleonore in death are her parents; her husbands; and grandson, Matthew Warden in 2010.
Left to honor her memory are her son, Edward G Warden, and wife, Sandra, and grandson, Ryan Warden; stepdaughters, Marie (Phil) Burmeister and Marla Kay (Dan) Roe; step grandchildren and their families, Jeff (Sonya) Burmeister and their daughter, Dylan Burmeister, Jeremy (Lyndsey) Burmeister and their son, Owen Burmeister, Michael (Danica) Roe and their children, Kaidaen, Keagan, Kolten Roe.
Visitation will be held at the United Baptist Presbyterian Church west of Mount Ayr on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with services beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established to the Ringgold County Hospital. Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.

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