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November 6, 1937 - October 9, 2020

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and a private family gathering will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society or The Kalamazoo County Library, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 82, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020, at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born on November 6, 1937, in Yorkville, MI, the daughter of the late Orel and Irene (Tingley) Kyle. Eleanor was a loving woman who always cared for others. She was most happy when family and friends were gathered, all enjoying her wonderful cooking or special baked goods. Her home and heart were always open, and all were welcome. She was an avid reader and enjoyed writing. She loved watching movies, Scrabble, and playing along to Jeopardy. Eleanor made friends easily and loved her neighbors. She was a hard worker who was employed for more than twenty-five years at Van Buren County Mental Health. Above all Eleanor loved her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves behind many wonderful memories to cherish. She is survived by five children, Bruce (Paige) Southworth, Donna (Garry) Sanderson, Tim Craft, Cynthia Collier, Ronald Pettitt Jr.; grandchildren, Cara Sanderson, Ashley (Alan) Rhoderick, Jeremey Osborn, Jackie (Pat) Kelly, Timmy Craft, Derrick Craft, Kelli (Said) Alabi, Katie Murray, Amanda (Jake) Dewald, Jaedyn Colburn; a special cousin, Donna Weigle; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in passing by her parents, brothers Kenneth and Emmitt Kyle, and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Craft.