Eleanor Jean Denk


Eleanor Jean Denk, 91, of Edinburgh, Indiana, passed away June 22, 2015, at Morristown Manor in Morristown, Indiana.

She was born Dec. 20, 1923, in Columbus, Indiana, the daughter of William “Fred” and Edith (Wirey) Taulman. She married Raymond F. “Rudy” Denk on July 6, 1946. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1994.

She is survived by sons, Stephen F. Denk of Princess Lakes, Indiana, James R. Denk of Franklin, Indiana, and David R. (Christy) Denk of Shelbyville, Indiana; a daughter-in-law, Lury Denk of Franklin; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons, Raymond Thomas Denk and William J. Denk; a half brother, Dale Stitswart; and a half sister, Beulah Denk.

Mrs. Denk was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Edinburgh. She was a member of the Wright-Hageman Library Board in Edinburgh for many years, serving as president for several of those years and doing extensive work in the library’s  genealogy department. She was a member of Tri-Kappa and Beta Sigma Phi International.

She retired from Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home where she was employed as a secretary.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and researching genealogy.

A graveside service will be conducted at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh, with Deacon Mike Slinger officiating. Calling will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.