Eleanor J. (Burlingame) Weeks, age 93, longtime resident of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Granite Nursing and Rehab Center, Granite City, IL. Eleanor was born on September 30, 1923 in Miller County, MO, a daughter of the late Ivy and Bertha (Roark) Burlingame.
On September 30, 1939, Eleanor married Ervin “Butch” Weeks, the love of her life. Ervin passed away on March 15, 1991. Eleanor was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Eleanor was preceded in death by one son, David Weeks and by two brothers, Warren Lloyd and James Richards.
She is survived by her loving children, Violet Dennis of Granite City, IL, Gregg (Jeanette) Weeks of Granite City, IL and Walter (Mary Ann) Weeks of Morris, IL; dear siblings, Shirley Brown, Floyd, Glenn and Donald Burlingame; proud grandmother to ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 2801 Madison Avenue, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral chapel.
Eleanor will be laid to rest next to Ervin at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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