She was born August 9, 1936 in Monessen to the late Cassius and Elizabeth J. (Wallace) Duvall.
Eleanor was the devoted wife of the late Charles E. Linn Jr. who passed away in 2007. She is survived by children, Kathy DeMarco of Glassport, Charles E. Linn III of White Oak, nephew, Michael Dorich of Trafford, who she raised as her own, grandchildren; Jason (Holly) DeMarco, Shannon (Ryan) Campbell, Angela (Donnie Rudberg) Linn, Jessica (Dave) Gross. Great grandchildren; Ethan, Shane, Ryder, Izzy, Emma, Levi, Jackson, Zoey, & Lucy as well as nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, Eleanor was preceded in death by son; William R. (Bill) Linn of McKeesport; brother, James Duvall, sister, Rosemary Dorich, niece, Kim Dorich.
Eleanor was an active member of the Bryn Mawr Church of Christ in White Oak where she taught Sunday school for over 40 yrs. She helped with youth group, was a deaconess, and started a crochet/knitting group known as “Busy Hands” (jokingly referred to as “The Happy Hookers” by her daughter). She was an avid reader and took books to the church for others to borrow, helped with the flea market, and essentially helped wherever needed. Eleanor was a magnificent baker; always baking for others, especially family graduations and weddings. She loved crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, Scrabble, and anything that exercised her brain and her vast vocabulary. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, and her loving spirit will live on in those whose lives she touched.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service at the funeral home will immediately follow at 7:00 P.M. Interment will take place at a later date at Richland Cemetery in Dravosburg. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
Originally published October 18, 2022.