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ELEANOR I. STOBAge 79 of Wheaton, passed away peacefully, at her home, Thursday evening, March 9, 2006 following a serious illness. BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born March 12, 1926 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of John and Wilhemina (Dykstra) Terborg. EDUCATIONEleanor grew up in the Englewood area and graduated from Chicago Christian High School with the class of 1940. Eleanor could play anything by ear and was a gifted singer as well. Her high school quartet was invited to sing at the Civic Opera House. It was also in high school that Eleanor met Albert Stob. Albert told a friend that one day he would marry Eleanor and though they never dated through their school years, he asked her to wait for him as he went off to war – and she did. MARRIAGE & FAMILYOn his return, they were wed on May 16, 1947 and together they began a remarkable life.Eleanor and Albert made their home in the Englewood / Maplewood Park area until 1955 when they moved to Wheaton where Eleanor’s many talents flourished. She and Albert opened their home to a number of Wheaton College students and Eleanor was the consummate house-host and confidante. She was a gracious hostess and a seamstress whose hands were always sewing something for someone. Her cooking was always in demand as she catered weddings and church events. She also coordinated major conferences for the World Home Bible League. Creativity simply flowed from her hands, whether writing, taking pictures or creating something beautiful Though her life was always filled to the brim with activity, still she found time to set a beautiful table for her family, complete with candles and flowers. The early morning hours of every day were also spent at such a table, reading her Bible and praying for loved ones and friends. Eleanor and Albert attended the Wheaton and Winfield Christian Reformed Churches for many years where both of them taught Bible studies and were active in many ways. In more recent years, she attended the First Baptist Church of Geneva as well. SURVIVORS She is survived by four children: Susan Jane (Calvin) Swan of Ames, IAJames Alan (Deborah) Stob of St. Charles, ILVivian Lee ( Daniel S.) Carmody of Ft. Wayne, IN andMargaret Ann (Gregory ) Erb of St. Charles, ILFifteen grandchildren: (Susan’s): Kathryn SwanBenjamin SwanLaura Swan(James’): Michelle (Michael) MustardChristina (fiancee Michael Cryer)StobJames Craig Stob(Vivian’s) : Aubryn ThompsonBriana (fiancee Howie Hutchinson) ThompsonCalla ThompsonTaylor DoughertyShannon CarmodyTara Carmody(Margaret’s) : Laurel ErbDaniel ErbAlexandria ErbOne brother: Maynard (Jean) Terborg One sister, Ruth Laning.and one sister-in-law, Nell Terborg. PRECEDED She joins now her husband, Albert and her parents; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Swan;one brother, Harold Terborg and one brother-in-law Albert Laning,who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be held Sunday March 12, 2006 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A memorial service will be held Monday morning, March 13, 2006 at 10am, at the Wyndemere Retirement Community, 200 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL. Wyndmere chaplain, David Anderson will officiate. Private family interment services will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, IL. For information call1-800-8-CONLEY or visit www.conleycare.com.MEMORIAL Memorials have been established in Eleanor’s name to benefit Wheaton Youth Outreach and the Evangelical Child and Family Agency.Memorials checks may made to the Eleanor Stob Memorial and designated for either charity. Mail memorials in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through her obituary at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation held Sunday March 12, 2006 from 4pm-7pmMemorial service to be held Monday March 13th 2006 at the Wyndemere Retirement Community Wheaton Illinois starting at 10am