FLEMINGSBURG — Eleanor A. Irwin, 92, of Tollesboro, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 18, 2018, at Pioneer Trace Nursing Home.

Eleanor was born November 27, 1925, in Orangeburg to the late Elmo Bane and Lillian Goodwin Armstrong.

Eleanor had worked for Benedix Corporation, Edgewood Arsenal (during World War II), Bel Air High School and had been editor of Gulf Stream Magazine. She had served as church secretary at Tollesboro Christian Church where she was a longtime member. She enjoyed working in her garden and raising her flower gardens.

Survivors include her son Robert Irwin and his wife, Cinda of Georgia; grandchildren, Robert Michael Irwin Jr. and his wife, Jamie; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Kassidy, Levi, Sarah, Camila and Koby; siblings, Juanita “Nita” McDerman of Lakeworth, Fla., Martha Haycraft of Columbus,Ohio, Linda Graham of Fairfield Glade,Tenn., Sarah “Sally” Thompson of Columbus, Ohio and Joe H. Bane of Maysville; several nieces, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton R. Irwin; Lillian Goodwin Armstrong and stepfather, H.P. Armstrong; sisters Emily Hutchinson and Paula Anderson.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Olivet Cemetery with Eleanor’s son Robert officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband Alton.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at Boone -Nickell Funeral Home.

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