Elleanor F. (Parker) Laswell

Born: Tue., Jun. 25, 1935
Died: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 08, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Feb. 09, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home


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MRS. ELLEANOR F. LASWELL, AGE 81

Mrs. Elleanor F. Laswell, age 81 of Robinson, IL, died Friday February 3, 2017 at 1:05 AM at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL following several years of failing health.

Born June 25, 1935 in Robinson Township, Crawford County, IL, she was the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Parker and Cora Emaline (Hanson) Parker-McIntosh.  On December 23, 1965 she married Robert J. Laswell, and he survives.

Mrs. Laswell was a Community Unit #2 School Teacher and taught Girls Physical Education and Health.  She also taught Business Education.  She taught for two years in Indiana, two years in Guam and twelve years at Robinson High School, Robinson, IL, then taught Business Management at Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, IL for four years.  She was then employed as the Executive Director of the Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens Workshop, Robinson, IL, for several years.

Elleanor was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL; member of the Crawford County Retired Teachers Association; worked in Community Recreation and was on the Robinson City Council as well as the Robinson Planning Commission.  She was President of CHIPS (Comprehensive Health Planning for Southern Illinois); was President of SIARF (Southern Illinois Association for Rehabilitation Facilities) from 1994 until 2011.  She was also involved in the Summer Recreation Program, Robinson City Park System; U of I Newton Cooperative Extension Office and ERBA to rehabilitate disadvantaged citizens.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Robert J. Laswell, Robinson, IL; son and daughter-in-law, C. Eric and Kimberly Laswell, Plainfield, IN; two granddaughters, Erin Laswell and Sara Laswell, both of Plainfield, IN; along with three nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, B.H. Parker and Cora E. Parker-McIntosh; her stepfather, Charles W. McIntosh; a brother and sister-in-law, E. Wayne and Marilyn Sue Parker and one step-brother, Terry D. McIntosh.

Funeral services will be Thursday February 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 8, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made in Elleanor’s memory to the Resident’s Activity Fund, Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens, 903 W. Mulberry Street, Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Linda Myers
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Bob and Eric,my heart is so heavy to hear this. Elleanor was my P.E. teacher, and then my boss at Lawrence Crawford for 7 years. I truly loved this woman . She did an amazing job for all the employees, whether they were the clients, or staff. I am sure there is a special place in heaven right now for this beautiful soul. Linda

Mary Beth Huckelberry
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
I remember her as a wonderful role model while I was in high school. She was such a kind person and I enjoyed being in her class. I am so sorry for your loss.

Pat Bernhardt
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
A sweet lady! Thank you for your devotion to all the clients at Lawrence Crawford Assoc. Kenton Runge will be sad to hear this news!

Sherry Tedford
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Bob and Family sorry for your loss of your Wife and Mother. I pray for each of you and may she be among the Angels with no pain.

Julie Steele Weger
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Dear Mr. Laswell and Family,
Please accept my condolences. Mrs. Laswell was a great teacher and just a wonderful addition to the community. I have been gone from Robinson for 44 years, but I still remember great teachers! Mr. Laswell...you were also the best! Mrs. Laswell will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Michael Pierce Executive Executive Director Lawrence Crawford Assoc.
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Mr. Laswell & Family,
Everyone here at Lawrence Crawford wishes to extend our sympathy on the passing of Elleanor. She will always be remembered for her complete care and passion for the individuals, and her dedication to their well being during her time as Executive Director. She will be missed by all of us here.

Bill Nicol
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences Mr. Laswell. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to meet Elleanor. You were a highlight of my Robinson High School experience and I wish you only blessings in your Golden Years.

stephanie fritchie
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
elleanor was a nice lady she will forever be missed she is in a better place now. To the family sorry for your loss she will be dearly remembered as a wonderful lady

Heidi Billingsly
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Eric and family, Thinking of you at this time and praying for your comfort. I will not be able to attend I live in Nebraska but I am sure Mom and mike will stop by to pay their respects to your mom she was a great lady.

Elizabeth Davis
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017

GARDEN PATH was sent by Elizabeth Davis .

Aunt Elleanor was a beautiful woman and amazing person. I am so sorry for your loss. What a joy Heaven will be for us as well someday. Love Always, Elizabeth Davis


Becky Phillips
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
What a special person Elleanor was! She taught me, even my kids, and was my boss for a few years. I have only the highest regard for her, and Bob, too. They were both my favorite teachers in high school. Elleanor's whole life was spent in service to others. She touched so many lives. What a pleasure to have known her and been in her company. Sincere condolences to Eric and Bob and family. She always made us feel important and special.

Kathy Kennedy
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Dear Eric and family, so very sorry for your loss. We will miss her and pray that your family finds comfort in her memories. The Kennedy Family

Kathy Ewing Brewer
   Posted Sat February 04, 2017
My condolences to the Laswell family. Mrs. Laswell was also my PE teacher at RHS. She was funny and kind and I really liked her. A great loss for Robinson.

Eleanor Reeder Mallory-Gaddis
   Posted Sat February 04, 2017
I have been away from Robinson, Illinois for several years but I remember Elleanor

Eleanor Reeder Mallory-Gaddis
   Posted Sun February 05, 2017
Having lived in Robinson, Illinois for many years I have fond memories of Elleanor Laswell and husband Robert. May she rest in peace and prayers to you Robert and family.

Sincerely,

Eleanor Reeder Mallory-Gaddis

terri turner pease
   Posted Sun February 05, 2017
I KNOW A LOT OF US HAD HER AS A TEACHER AND I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE HER FOR A BOSS THAT AND A GREAT FRIEND FOR 12 YEARS. WHAT EVER PROBLEM I COULD ALWAYS GO EIIEANOR FOR HELP, MAYBE WE DID NOT FIX IT THEN, BUT SHE WOULD WORK ON UNTIL SHE DID.SHE ALSO GAVE ME A JOB THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE THANKFUL.I SAW HER AT THE STORE A FEW YEARS BACK, AND IT WAS SUCH JOY TO TALK TO HER, T WILL NEVER FORGET OUR TALK. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. I KNOW SHE IS IN HEAVEN LOOKING DOWN AT US.

Drew Rogers
   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
Eric & Bob,
Very sad to hear this news. Years have separated us but memories of growing up and attending school together in Robinson are still vivid. Eleanor is cemented in many of those amazing moments... Please accept my condolences at this difficult time and strength to you and your family.
All my best,
Drew

Doug, Tiffany, Zeke, Emme Lewallen
   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
We will pray for peace, love, and hope for you and your family!

Liz Harden
   Posted Tue February 07, 2017
Eric...Just know that I am thinking about you and family...Your parents are blessed to have you...I will continue to pray for you and family...From what I know, your mom was a very strong woman!!...Her strength was passed down to you and I pray your girls will be strong like their grandmother...Take care and God Bless!!

Edie Feiste
   Posted Wed February 08, 2017
My prayers are being sent to Elleanor's family. She and I were classmates in the Robinson High School Class of 1953. I live away from Robinson and hardly ever check obituaries, but today I did and found hers. So my heart is aching for her family, but I know she would have had a big welcome when she arrived in Heaven. She was a wonderful and talented human being! I know her talents and her consciousness will add even more light to the Heavenly Realm.

Debbie, Dawn, Dakota and Dave Kinnett
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
Eric, Sending prayers for you and your family.

Jim and Liz Rogers
   Posted Sun February 19, 2017
Bob and Eric,

We were so sad to learn of Elleanor's passing. She was a very kind, generous, and brave person who will be missed by so many.


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