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Elinor Hadden

Jun 20th, 1934 - Oct 12th, 2019

Celebration Of Life Gathering:  6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora


     Elinor Irene Hadden, age 85, of Olney, Illinois, and formerly of Flora, passed away Saturday morning, October 12, 2019, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. 

     She was born June 20, 1934, in Newton, to Arthur Solomon Swagger and Zona Ethel (Doty) Swagger.  She was united in marriage to John Arthur Hadden on December 31, 1954, and they have shared 64 wedding anniversaries together.

     Elinor’s role as a wife, mother, and grandmother was first and foremost in her life.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Flora.  She enjoyed reading, learning about history, and playing bingo.

     Elinor is survived by 6 children: Bill Hadden (Joan) of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Zona Halsey McTarnahan (John) of Austin, Texas, Shaun Hadden Hagenseiker of Effingham, Stephanie Hadden Funkhouser (Patrick) of Urbana, and Cheryl Hadden Cullen (Jason) and Stephen Hadden (Juli) both of Phoenix, Arizona; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother: Gene Swagger of Corryton, Tennessee. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: John Hadden Jr.; and a brother: Bob Swagger.

     A Celebration Of Life Gathering will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations (rather than flower or gift items) are suggested to help offset the family’s expenses and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Kevin & Denise

October 12th

Shaun, prayers for all in your family.

Bud and Linda Martin

October 12th

Condolences to the family and prayers for all. RIP Elinor

Debbie King Casell

October 12th

Dear Taylor, my sympathy to you at the passing of your Grandma. Love and hugs, Aunt Debbie

Carl and Brenda Bandy

October 13th

Shaun, Stephanie and families; we are so sorry that you have lost your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Clay Snyder

October 13th

Shaun, I'm so sorry for the passing of your mother. She was such a sweet and caring lady. We will all miss her. Take care and I'm thinking about you and your family.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

October 13th

We are so sorry for your loss.

Kara Cochran

October 13th

May the Lord bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow, reminding you of treasured memories, and the gift of shared love. May he inspire you with the reflection of heaven in earth, from the seeds and flowers, to the mountains and springs. And may you feel the Lord with you, walking besides you in the loneliness, taking your hand in the hardest times and carrying you through the waters of grief. May you be safe and treasured in his hand.

Terry Igert

October 13th

Elinor was always fun to be around! Many fond memories spent with the Hadden family! Praying for God's comfort and strength during this time of sorrow!!!!!❤

Denise Wright Bellard

October 14th

All of my memories of Aunt Ellie & Uncle John are together & happy. I can’t imagine them apart! God Bless Aunt Ellie such a beautiful lady I will always ❤️. Love to Uncle John and all of you my sweet cousins.

Charlie and Patty Peters

October 14th

We're so sorry for you loss.

Mona Bowen Zuck

October 14th

Sorry for your loss and will be praying for the family.

Kristy Kramer

October 15th

Karl and I are so very sorry for your loss! Such a beautiful woman! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! ❤️



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