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Eleanor Ruth Essick

January 7, 1926 - August 25, 2017
Eleanor Ruth Essick

Eleanor Ruth Essick

Born: January 7, 1926
Died: August 25, 2017
Age: 91

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Eleanor Ruth Essick, the daughter of Arthur and Mae Anderson Woodford, was born January 7, 1926 on a farm in Webb, Iowa. She received her early education from the Garfield School and graduated from Garfield Webb High School in 1943. Eleanor married Robert "Bob" Essick on December 3, 1943 in Jackson, MN. Following their marriage, they lived in rural Pocahontas. They then moved to Webb where they farmed. In 1973, they moved to Laurens where Eleanor worked in a dress shop and at the nursing home. In 1991, they moved to Spencer. In her spare time, Eleanor enjoyed gardening, caring for Bob and she loved chickens. Most of all, Eleanor enjoyed family gatherings and visits from her grandchildren. Eleanor passed away on August 25, 2017 at Spencer Hospital at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings and spouses: Kenneth (Lois) Woodford, Dorothy (Ed) Weber, Vera (Clarence) Anderson and Mary (Leo) Alexander. She is survived by three daughters and their husbands: Peggy (Tom) Christian of Sioux Rapids, Patricia "Pat" (Troy) Hermstad of Sioux Rapids, and Donna (Darwyn) Dickmann of Hull; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Sara (Monte) Fassler and their children, Rachel, Rebecca and Jayce; Karl (Andrea) Glover and their children, Alison and Lily; Kyle Glover and his children, Alivia, Koen and Kray; Kale (Nicole) Glover and their children, Kase and Kage; Jessica (Jeff) Larson and their child, William; Justin (Nancy) Dickmann and their children, Carter, Elijah and Harper; Leah (Lonnie) Egdorf and their child, Emberly; Ashley (Stephen) Pinkerton; one great-great granddaughter, Kayven Rettig; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 28, at the Warner Chapel, Spencer, Iowa.
Rev. Tonna Parsons
Kyle Glover Karl Glover Kale Glover Justin Dickmann Lonnie Egdorf Jeff Larson HONORARY BEARERS: Sara Fassler Monte Fassler Leah Egdorf Jessica Larson Ashley Pinkerton Stephen Pinkerton Andrea Glover Nicole Glover Nancy Dickmann
One hour prior to the service.
Musical Selections: "Borning Cry" "How Great Thou Art"
Garfield Cemetery Webb, Iowa


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Eleanor was a wonderful person and I liked her very much. Don and I always enjoyed visiting with her and your dad. Prayers for you all. Ellen Essick”
- Ellen H. Essick
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Peggy, Pat, and Donna, so sorry for the loss of your Mom, I met her one time when I got her mail by mistake, I also met your Dad many years ago when I worked at slumberland furniture. Sending prayers your way.”
- Rollin (Ron)Essick
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Just thought I would let you know my Grandmother Essick was Kate Woodford.”
- Ron Essick
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Peggy, Pat and Donna,
The last time we saw your Mom about a year and a half ago at her house in Spencer and during that visit learned many things from the past years that I (Leslie) treasure. Had a good time laughing and going down memory lane. So sorry we can't be there today as Les just returned from Canada and we have two Dr.'s appointments in Ankeny and Ames. Our prayers are with all of you and your families as you celebrate your Mother's life today and lay her rest. God be with you.
Les and Linda”
- Les and Linda
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