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Eleanor R. Brest, age 99, formerly of Plum St. Greenville, passed away Friday morning 6-23-17 in St. Paul's.
She was born in Orangeville, PA on February 1, 1918 to Oren and Minnie (Artman) McClelland. She had attended Penn High School and on March 11, 1936 she married Robert E. Brest, he passed away on February 27, 2009. Eleanor had been a Homemaker as well as operating a ceramics business out of her home for thirty years. Also, during the 1950's she helped her late husband on their family farm in Otter Creek Twp. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Greenville. She and her late husband enjoyed traveling together and had visited all fifty states. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Gail Carey and her husband John of Sheakleyville, three sons, Robert E. Brest and his wife Gertrude of Greenville, William E. Brest and his wife Rose of Greenville and Rodney P. Brest and his wife Beverly of Meadville, thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Eva June Bancroft and Marian McCright, and two brothers, James McClelland and Fred McClelland.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday 6-26-17 in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville, with Rev. Keith Troyer, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Greenville, officiating. Friends may call the funeral home on Monday 6-26-17 from 12:00 PM until time of service. Burial with committal prayers will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church c/o Elizabeth Baran Missionary to the Philippines 101 Donation Rd. Greenville, PA 16125. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 23, 2017
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