Eleanor Louise Whiting

Eleanor Louise Whiting, 98, of Williamsport, passed away at her home in Williamsport on Aug. 4, 2014.

Eleanor was born at Williamsport on Oct. 6, 1915. She was the daughter of the late William Robert Waldeisen Sr. and Prudence Elizabeth (Gray) Waldeisen.

Eleanor was a graduate of the Williamsport High School and the former Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College. Eleanor was a board member of the Park Home, sat on church council at New Covenant United Church of Christ, a board member of the Florence Crittendon Home, and was a member of the Woman’s Club. Eleanor also originated the Exchange Mart which helped build and support the School of Hope.

She worked for Trimtex, both in the office and the outlet store “The Mill Store.” She also helped start her husband’s accounting firm John W. Whiting, Jr. and Company.

Eleanor was married to her late husband John W. Whiting Jr. on Aug. 28, 1943, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Williamsport. They shared 62 happy years of marriage.

Eleanor enjoyed knitting, and loved her doggies, especially Buffy her Shih Tzu. Her liver pudding and blueberry cake will always be remembered. She and Jack enjoyed writing poems and traveling.

Surviving is her brother, William R. (Marion) Waldeisen Jr., of Montoursville; her cousin, Kathleen Waldeisen, of Williamsport; four nieces, Candace (Stephen) Dewar, of Montoursville, Christine P. (Don) Anderson, of Marietta, Ga., Terry (Joe) Turnbow, of Boulder, Colo., Wendy (John) Hooper, of Barbours; six nephews, William Herbert Poff III, of Williamsport, Robert (Teresa) Waldeisen, of Omaha, Neb., Steve (Janis) Fought, of Tucumcari, N.M., William R. (Barbara) Waldeisen III, of State College, Mark (Patti) Waldeisen, of Davidson, N.C. and Steve (Lisa) Waldeisen, of South Windsor, Conn. She was also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her late parents; her husband, John White Whiting Jr.; a brother, Robert Bok Waldeisen; a sister, Prudence Poff; and a niece, Gail Stone.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Aug. 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin officiating.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of floral tributes the family kindly requests that contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O Gatehouse and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 and/or the Plankenhorn Foundation, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA, 17701.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA 17702