Eleanor E. McMaken
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Eleanor E. McMaken
  • December 16, 1924 - August 17, 2017
  • Harlan, Indiana

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Eleanor E. McMaken, 92, of Harlan, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Lutheran Life Villages- Pine Valley. Born on December 16, 1924, in rural Spencerville, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Izetta (McNabb) Chaney. A graduate of Harlan High School, she followed her High School sweetheart, the late Homer McMaken, to California while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was married there on Nov. 6, 1943. Eleanor owned and operated the Harlan Corner Store for 20 years. She was a charter member and directed the choir at both Holy Trinity Church and Pathway Christian Church, Harlan. She enjoyed IU basketball and Woodlan football games. She is survived by her sons, Dennis (Mary) McMaken and Mike (Carol) McMaken, both of Harlan; daughters-in-law, Kathleen McMaken of New Haven and Jana McMaken of Harlan; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Donald and Thomas McMaken; and five siblings. Funeral Service will be 3pm on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Pathway Christian Church, 12732 Spencerville Rd., Harlan, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be from 4-7pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the church. Burial at Harlan Memorial Cemetery, Harlan. Preferred memorials may be made to Pathway Christian Church or Heartland Home Health & Hospice. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com.