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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: www.frankandbright.com
Shaun, prayers for all in your family.
Condolences to the family and prayers for all. RIP Elinor
Dear Taylor, my sympathy to you at the passing of your Grandma. Love and hugs, Aunt Debbie
Shaun, Stephanie and families; we are so sorry that you have lost your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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.
We are so sorry for your loss.
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.
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!!!!!❤
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.
We're so sorry for you loss.
Sorry for your loss and will be praying for the family.
Karl and I are so very sorry for your loss! Such a beautiful woman! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! ❤️