Elouise Love, 84 of Glen Carbon, Illinois passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. Louis University Hospital surrounded by her family.
Elouise was born on November 25, 1932 in Dorena, Kentucky; the daughter of the late Eston and Velma (Roy) Wilson. Elouise was a life-long homemaker, wife and mom who was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Edwardsville. She was a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. Elouise and her husband enjoyed keeping active and were members of the Silver Sneakers at the YMCA. Elouise had a special love for tending to her garden, especially her roses. She will be remembered for her kind and loving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.
Elouise is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Joseph F. Love, whom she married on May 30, 1951; her children, Glenda (Bill) Kleine of Maryville, Illinois, Joseph (Marsha) Love II of Edwardsville, Illinois, Kathy (Jeff) Cox of Collinsville, Illinois, Missi (Greg) Lane of Maryville, Illinois, Chaplain Steven (Connie) Love of Fayetteville, North Carolina; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Leah, Sarah, Brad, Laura, Amy, Bill, Scott, Jay, John, Justin, Rebecca, Nathan, Lydia, Abigail; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, WM. Cordell Wilson (Marcella Cruz-Turner), Hulen (Carol) Wilson; brother-in-law, Ted Howard; sisters-in-law, Pat Wilson, Debra Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Elouise was preceded in death by her grandson; Kenneth Shane Taylor; her sister, Grace Howard; her brothers, Dewel (Jean) Wilson, James Dale Wilson, Phillip Wilson.
Friends may call on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2249 South State Route 157, Edwardsville, Illinois. In celebration of her life, visitation will continue on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. at the church with Chaplain (United States Army) Steven Love-son and Dr. Rob Schneider officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Memorial donations are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church, 2249 South State Route 157, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025. Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon is serving the family.
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