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Visitation:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Lowman Cemetery
Runnells, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Eleanor M. McDuffey Eleanor May (Petitt) McDuffey, 76, was born March 28, 1941, in Sheldon, Iowa, to Grover and Mary (Schneider) Petitt. She passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, surrounded by her family.

Services will be held at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Family will begin greeting guests at 10 a.m., with funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Lowman Cemetery in Runnells.

Eleanor met her first husband, Bill, and to this union two sons were born, Greg and Jeff. The family relocated to Des Moines where she met her second husband, John. She became stepmother to daughter, Mora and John and Eleanor had two children, Jenny and Tip.

Eleanor worked for nearly 25 years for the Des Moines School District, and provided care for disabled children for 20 years. She was a very giving person and her greatest joys were spending time with her family and caring for others.

She is survived by her children, Tip (Nikki) McDuffey, Jenny (Biff) Moore, Mora (Doug) Beckett, Greg Overas and Jeff Overas; and six grandchildren, Caleb, Cooper and Jake Moore, Sabrina Farao-Dudley, and Amanda and Ryan Beckett.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Mary Petitt; first husband, Bill; second husband, John; siblings, E.G., Helen, Hilda, Nina, Bill, Mary, Bud, Dolly and Betty; and her grandson, Frank.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.