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129 S. Grand P.O. Box 417
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: 269-679-5622
Fax: 269-679-5130
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Helen Eleanor
Dunnington (Land)

May 25, 1914 – October 24, 2018

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Obituary for Helen Eleanor Dunnington (Land)

Helen Eleanor (Land) Dunnington went to be with her Lord on Wednesday October 24,2A18, at
the age of 104. She was bom May 25,1914, the sedond daughter of George and Helen
@eznaw) Land, on Mackinaw Island. Her mother passed away when Eleanor was 2 years old
and she was raised by her father's mother Rachel (Land) Rife. Eleanor graduated from
Cheboygan Michigan High School in 1932, and graduated from Bronson Scbool of Nursing in
1936. Eleanor was married to Fred Dunnington on Jaftrary 13, 1936, in South Bend Indiana.
They had three children in Kalamazoo and moved to Three Rivers in 1940 where they lived for
60 years. They were snow birds of McAllea, Texas for 20 years: She was deceased by her
beloved husband Fred in 2000, two daughters Jo Ann Fortaw in1994, and Saodra Joyce Rodio in
2A17,*ne granddaughter Julia Coker in 2007 and one grandson Jeffery Gene Dunnington in
2001, one sistsr Marquita Yanderhuef one neice Jaaet Hughes, five half sisters, Georgiana
Moorlag, Jean Lockhard, Kathern Beach, Mary Jane Babbitt, Elva Kennaly, four half brothers,
William Land, Arkon Land, Doug Land, and Charles Land. She is survived by one son Gene
(Joanie) Dunnington of Schoolcraft, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Eleanor did
General Duty Nursing at the Three fuvers Hospital on Spring Street, and worked for Dr. George
Shaw and Dr. Stanley Penzotti at the Three Rivers Medical Clinic for 28 Years. Eleanor was
very talented at crochel needle point, and knitting. Eieanor loved working on puzzles, piaying
card games, and doing crossword puzzles. She was also a good coak and baker. Eleanorwill be
gready missed by her family and friends. Cremation has taken place by Avink Funeral Home
Cremation Society. A memorial will be held at Sojourner Place, 5364 Green Meadow Road,
west off of Drake Road, Kalamazoo, MI, on Thursday November lst at 2:00 p.m. Merncrials
may be given to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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Service Information

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 2:00pm
Sojourner Place
5364 Green Meadow Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Service Extra Info
Cremation has taken place.