Eleanor N. Hergert, 87, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Christian Health Care in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Arcadia, Kan., to Steven Corder Stephan and Dessie Fern Smith Stephan. She married Leon E. Hergert in 1947 in Great Bend, Kan., and he preceded her in death in 1988.
Eleanor was raised in Kansas in the Arcadia area. She came to Nevada in 1956. Eleanor was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and served as church secretary for a number of years. She was also a member of the BPW in Nevada. Eleanor worked at Mattingly's (now known as Family Dollar) in Nevada for 25 years and at Nevada News for several years until her retirement in 2008.
Survivors include her six children, Steve Hergert and his wife, Gail, Orange, Texas, David Hergert and his wife, Vicki, Lee's Summit, Mo., Sue Ann Moore and her husband, Kirk, Spring, Texas, Karen Bowles and her husband, James, Great Falls, Va., Phillip Hergert and his wife, Gaye, Joplin, Mo., and Mark Hergert, Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Jenkins, Nevada, and Kay Barclay, Chanute, Kan.; one brother, Red Jenkins, Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Joe Jenkins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Nevada, with the Rev. Johannes Brann officiating. Interment will follow in El Dorado Springs City Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 22, from 7-8 p.m., at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.
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