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Obituary: Eleanore L. Hewitt Hannum, Columbus


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Eleanor L. (Hewitt) Hannum, 84, of Columbus, IN, died at 4:26 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Eleanor was born in Peoria, IL, on July 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy Grafton Hewitt. She married Robert L. “Bob” Hannum in Bedford, IN, on March 31, 1948, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2011.

Eleanor retired from Commonwealth Insurance Company in Columbus, IN, where she was an executive secretary. She was a member of First Christian Church, the Red Hat Society and Mill Race Center in Columbus, IN. She enjoyed  traveling with her husband of 63 years to all 50 states, Europe, Canada, Australia and Mexico. They spent many winter months in Ruskin, FL, and enjoyed sailing.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards and crocheting.

Eleanor is survived by two sons, Greg (Kathie) Hannum of Columbus, IN, and Randy L. (Laura) Hannum of Bloomington, IN; three sisters, Jeanne Dyer of California, Wilma Reynolds and Sue (Bob) Reynolds, both of Bedford, IN; a brother, Jim (Gail) Hewitt of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, Matthew and Laura Hannum, both of Columbus, IN, and Ken Hannum of Ohio.; and two great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bud Hewitt.

The funeral service celebrating Eleanor's life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at Myers-Reed Chapel, 3729 25th St., Columbus, IN 47203, with Rev. Chad Ranson officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the time of the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery in Columbus, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.myers-reed.com.

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