Eleanor Marie Lewis was born November 29, 1934 in Independence, Missouri. She died on Wednesday September 22, 2010 in Arizona. Her courage and determination serve as an example for her family and friends of tireless perseverance during her many years of living with cancer of several types. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 56 years, Stephen B. Lewis, and her three children. She has two loving sisters Maxine Bailey and Nancy Kwak who have been her life-long friends. Eleanor took pride in her four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Eleanor graduated from the Independence Sanitarium School of Nursing in 1955 in Independence, Missouri. In her professional life, she served countless patients as a caring and loyal nurse. An important quality of her life was the dedication she had for following the work of her father, Alfred H. Yale, by being a faithful Christian and servant of the Lord. Besides being a devoted wife and tender mother, Eleanor enjoyed reading, music, needlework, painting, playing bridge, ballroom and square dancing.