Bloomington - Eleanor Jean Balthrope, 89 of Bloomington, passed;away at 11:02 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Advocate BroMenn;Medical Center in Normal.;Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m.;on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in;Bloomington with Rev. Stephanie Soon officiating. Visitation;will be from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Friday prior to the service at the;memorial home.;Interment will be at Prairie;Township Chapel Cemetery in Chrisman, IL. In lieu of flowers;memorials may be sent to West Olive Faith United Methodist;Church.;Eleanor was born on July 9, 1924 in;Scotland, IL, a daughter to Oscar E. And Goldie B. Dawson;Dixon. She married Harold Balthrope in March of 1954.;He preceded her in death.;Surviving is a step-daughter;Sharon (Dave) Cawood,, two grandchildren, Paige (Joseph);McNulty-Brown and Jill (Jeffery) Taylor, all of Valparaiso, IN, and;five great grandchildren, Lucas, Logan, Abbi, Haley and Grady.;Preceding her in death were her;husband, Harold, her parents and two brothers.;Eleanor graduated from high school;in Scotland, IL. She was a secretary at Evangelical United;Brethren Church, an office manager at Livingston's Dept. Store and;was employed at Miller's True Value.;She was a member of West Olive;Faith United Methodist Church in Bloomington where she also served;as secretary for many years as well as a member of the board of;directors.;Eleanor was a very joyous person;and loved being involved in her church. She enjoyed sewing;throughout the years.;She loved spending time with her;grandchildren who called her "GG". She will be dearly missed;by all.