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Eleanor Wilson McCollister

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Eleanor Wilson McCollister, age 98, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, after a prolonged illness at Centegra Hospital- Woodstock. She was born January 8, 1918 in Flintstone, Maryland to George Edward and Nannie R. (Wilson) Eaton. Eleanor graduated from Frostburg College in Frostburg, Maryland with a degree in elementary education. She enjoyed a long career in elementary and special education, teaching for many years with District 58 in Downers Grove. A longtime resident of Downers Grove, Eleanor moved to McHenry County 20 years ago to be near her daughter. Survivors include her only child, daughter Cindy (David) Martinez; two granddaughters, Alyssa (Dan) Salvatore and Adrienne (Bill) Brunkuh; and most recently, a great-grandson, Isaac John Salvatore, was welcomed to the family. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her former husband, William McCollister. A memorial service is being planned for next month. Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

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