Eleanor M. Sandford, 93, of Reno, left her earthly home to meet Jesus on Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2012). She was born on Dec. 24, 1918, at Cornerville, a daughter of Lee L. and Lucy Lemley Ewing. She graduated from Marietta High School, Class of 1936.
Eleanor was an active member of the Chapel on The Hill, served as secretary for many years and organized the Women's Group, "The Chapelettes" and was president of the group for 15 years. She also was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. She was very active member in the Augusta Rebekah Lode #272 in Marietta having received the "Declaration of Chivalry" (highest honor of Oddfellowship) in 1958.
On April 29, 1939, she was married Herbert H. Sandford and they celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary together before his death.
Eleanor is survived by their son, Elmer Lee Sandford and his wife Laura; grandson, Travis Lee Sandford and wife Tracy; granddaughter, Heather Sandford Felton and husband Tim; two great-granddaughters, Lyndsey Sandford and Irina Felton; great-grandson, Joshuah Sandford; and cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert on Nov. 25, 2002; grandson, Bryan Heath Sandford; two brothers, Gilbert C. Ewing and Clarence R. Ewing; sister, Virginia Richardson and brother-in-law Robert Richardson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (Aug, 31) at 11 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Home with interment following at East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home today after 2 p.m. with family greeting friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.