CHARLESTON, IL – Eleanor Faynor Brigham, age 92 of Charleston and formerly of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 while at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. A graveside service to honor and celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston with Pastor Ken Hoover officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Eleanor was born June 13, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois and was a daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Tomasak) Faynor. She married Robert W. Brigham on May 10, 1952 and they celebrated 49 years of marriage prior to his death on January 26, 2002. She leaves a loving and devoted family which includes her daughter, Katherine A. Stachowski and husband Michael of Centralia, Illinois; two grandchildren, Heather McFarlin (Michael) of Maryville, Illinois, and Robert Charles Stachowski (Jessica) of Salem, Illinois; 5 great-grandchildren, Braden and Jackson McFarlin, Hadley Stachowski, Sydney, and Kaylee Schoonover; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Faynor.
For a time, Eleanor was employed at Lancers in Palatine and assisted with weddings at the Inverness Country Club in Bartlett, but primarily she was a devoted homemaker, providing a warm and loving home for her family. As a woman of faith, she was extremely blessed by her Lord and Savior to be a part of a wonderful church family at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Charleston. She was a former president of the Ladies Aid at Immanuel and truly enjoyed the fellowship it provided.
Eleanor’s love for gardening was evident. Her gardening skills were impeccable, and she took great joy in sharing its produce with others. Eleanor enjoyed the companionship of her beloved pets and her current dog “Wrigley” (a fitting name for a Cub fan’s dog) was no exception.
Eleanor gifted her family with a love and devotion that was immeasurable, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was also blessed with a family, who in return loved her dearly and will always treasure their many memories of special times shared.
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