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Eleanor J. Augustus


Tue, Jan 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Eleanor J. Augustus will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 2, 2013 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Burial will take place at the Greenleaf City Cemetery in Greenleaf, Kansas at 1pm Monday February 4, 2013. Visitation will be held 5-7 P.M. Friday February 1 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley.

Eleanor Augustus, age 95, of Spring Valley, MN died Monday January 28, 2013 at her home.

Eleanor Joy (Thorman) Augustus was born to Forrest W and Winnifred (Lupher) Thorman in Greenleaf, KS, on December 12, 1917. She recently celebrated her 95th birthday on 12.12.12. EJ graduated from Greenleaf High School in 1935 and married Melvin F Augustus in August, 1937.  They lived in Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota throughout their lives together.  She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Orlan) Shaw of Spring Valley, MN, her sons Wayne (Linda) Augustus of Pelican Rapids, MN, and Farrel Augustus, of Watford City, ND, her sister, Dorothy Vathauer of Blue Rapids, KS, along with 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceeded in death by her husband, Melvin, son, Richard, her brother, Richard Thorman, great grandson, Justin Volkart, and great granddaughter, Hanley Augustus.   

Eleanor had many loves in her life in addition to her family. They included painting & sketching, flower gardening, agate hunting, quilting, knitting and crocheting. A wonderful cook, witty, kind, always a lady and a true blessing in her family's lives. Her middle name "Joy" truly reflects the joy she has brought to those who knew and loved her. 

The family would like to extend special thanks to St. Croix Hospice for their wonderful care, and to Dr. Slater, of Olmsted Medical Center (Spring Valley). 

Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com

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