Eleanor V. Barberree obituary

Eleanor V. Barberree Obituary

Elizabeth, Texas, United States

December 15, 1916 - January 20, 2016

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Eleanor V. Barberree obituary

Eleanor V. Barberree Obituary

Dec 15, 1916 - Jan 20, 2016

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Eleanor Victoria Elizabeth Koenig Barberree passed away at the age of 99 on October 20, 2016, in Kingwood, TX. She was the 13th child of Albert and Marie Koenig and was born on December 14, 1916 in Swanville Minnesota. She was the last surviving sibling of the 15 Koenig children being predeceased by Anna, Olga, Bill, August, Emma, Albert, Harry, Bertha, Alma, Emil, Hylma, Ervin, Raymond, Lorraine and also by her husband Albert Daniel Barberree.

Eleanor graduated from Swanville High School, attended beauty school and worked as a beautician for many years. She later helped to run the family business, Kenwood Pharmacy in Minneapolis, with her husband Bert. Later she would become his caregiver as he developed Alzheimer's and passed away in 1993. During their time together Eleanor and Bert travelled extensively to all 50 states, Europe, and Israel. After they sold the Pharmacy, Eleanor worked as a receptionist & book keeper at Methodist Hospital for 15 years and did volunteer work for her church and other charities including food pantry, bereavement committee, meals on wheels, worship preparation, and she enjoyed driving her beloved Pastor Fred Miller around weekly to bring communion to people in their homes when he was no longer able to drive (he was 10 years older than her). She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Edina, MN until 2010 when she moved to Texas. Since then she was a faithful member of Kingwood United Methodist, Kingwood, TX even volunteering at Society of St Stephens.

Eleanor is survived by her 2 sons Daniel & Wife Betsy, and David & Wife Marlene, by grandchildren Joel Smith & husband Kelly, David Barberree & wife Stephanie, Dean Barberree & wife Tisha, Joseph Barberree, Kristina Betz & husband Don, Cindy Adamo & husband Johnny, Jeff Wilson & wife Vicki, Great Grandchildren - Andrea Rackley, Jacob & Jordan Adamo, Andrew, Spencer, Makena & Carly Barberree, Madison, Mason, Megan & Maddox Barberree, Addison & Kennedy Smith, Caroline Wilson, Great-Great Grandchild Ayden Rackley, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota next to her husband Bert. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the which Eleanor faithfully supported.

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