Eleanor Gift Obituary

Eleanor Ruth Gift
Eleanor Ruth Gift
Eleanor Ruth Gift

October 4, 1927 - December 15, 2011
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Eleanor Ruth Gift, 84, died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Monday, December 19, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Eleanor was born in Des Moines on October 4, 1927 to Steve and Dorothy Ferris. She graduated East High school in June of 1945. On June 9, 1946 Ellie married her best friend, Charles "Bud" Gift, and they have been together for over 65 years. Ellie took great pride the home she shared with Bud. She had a passion for music and dancing, enjoyed working in her garden and loved celebrating and making memories with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Charles "Bud" Gift; children: Tracy (John) Knapp of Clive, Vickie Burnett of Overland Park, KS, Cindy Gray of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren: Emerson Knapp, Scott Burnett, Brad Burnett, Shawn Burnett, Jessica Gray, Rich Gray; three great grandchildren; and sister, Norma Anthony of California.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Shores in the Nest for taking such good care of Ellie.

The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 pm Sunday at Grandview Park Funeral Homes. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or the Animal Rescue League.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, December 18, 2011
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Monday, December 19, 2011
10:00 AM
Oakwood Cemetery-Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, IA US
Monday, December 19, 2011


St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US