Eleanor Augustus
Eleanor Augustus
Eleanor Augustus, 95, of Spring Valley, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home.

Eleanor Joy (Thorman) Augustus was born to Forrest W. and Winnifred (Lupher) Thorman in Greenleaf, Kan., Dec. 12, 1917. She celebrated her 95th birthday on 12/12/12. EJ graduated from Greenleaf High School in 1935 and married Melvin F. Augustus in August 1937. They lived in Kansas, Iowa and Minnesota during their lives together.

She had many loves in her life in addition to her family. They included painting and sketching, flower gardening, agate hunting, quilting, knitting and crocheting. She was a wonderful cook, witty, kind, always a lady, and a true blessing in her family's lives. Her middle name, "Joy," truly reflected the joy she brought to those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol (Orlan) Shaw of Spring Valley; two sons, Wayne (Linda) of Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Farrel of Watford City, N.D.; one sister, Dorothy Vathauer of Blue Rapids, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Richard, one brother, Richard Thorman, one great-grandson, Justin Volkart, and one great-granddaughter, Hanley Augustus.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Burial took place at the Greenleaf City Cemetery in Greenleaf, Kan.

Condolences may be left at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com