Eleanor Jean Yeager, of Mountain Top, passed away peacefully into the hands of the Lord surrounded by her loving family, Friday, July 17, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.
Born April 8, 1941, in Nanticoke, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Troyan. She was raised in the Polander Hill Section of Alden and was a graduate of Newport High School, Class of 1960. After graduation she worked in the textile industry.
She met the love of her life, Ernest A. Yeager, survived, in high school and celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on February 9, 2020. As a military wife she traveled the world alongside her loving husband and children. After her husband’s 26 years of military service, she and her family returned to the area. Settling in Mountain Top, she became known as “El” and the “Kool-Aid Mom.” Her door was always open, the meals were always hot, and her infectious smile lit up every room.
Eleanor was a member of the Irem Shrine Directors Staff Ladies and spent many hours working cotton candy production for the Shrine Circus. She was an avid bowler with VJ’s Mixed Bowling League for many years. She also enjoyed a good crossword puzzle, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and her Wednesday date night with Ernie at Cracker Barrel.
Known as “Crazy Gram” to her grandchildren, she enjoyed spending time with them, traveling to Disney with them, and watching their sporting events. She loved her Sunday dinners with her family and always set out an extra plate just in case someone was to stop by. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, “Crazy Gram”, and friend.
She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Ernest, Mountain Top; children, Scott, Papillion, Nebraska; David, Mountain Top; Mike and his wife Justine, Mountain Top; and her cherished grandchildren Taylor and Michael.
Although cancer may have taken her, she never once complained and continued to smile. She will be forever missed by all those who loved her.
To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Eleanor will eventually be laid to rest with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Eleanor’s name to the Irem Shrine, Dallas, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements are being made by Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, Mountain Top.
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