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Eleanor K. Oberschelp

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Eleanor K. Oberschelp

AMBOY – Eleanor K. Oberschelp, 95, of Amboy, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Green Acres Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Amboy, where she lived for the past 6 years.

She was born Jan. 21, 1919, at her parents’ farm in Tampico, the daughter of John Paul and Annette (Pierson) Volland. Her family moved to Maytown when she was 3 years old. She lived there until 1976, when she and her husband retired and moved to Amboy. Eleanor married Joy Kenneth Oberschelp on May 23, 1941, in Ohio.

Eleanor attended Maytown Grade School, Amboy High School, and Sterling Public Hospital of Nursing. She worked at Amboy Public Hospital, and Edwards Clinic and North Court Pharmacy, both in Dixon, as a nurse, and at Maytown Grade School as a cook. She farmed alongside her husband until they retired.

During her lifetime, Eleanor was known as the nurse who helped deliver half the babies in Amboy. She also was known for her compassion to her patients and her sense of humor and laughter. She loved her family and her church in Ohio, and later her church in Amboy, where she taught Sunday school and always was willing to help with funeral lunches.

Surviving her are her children, Sandra (William) Wyatt of Sterling, Doris (Wendell “Skip”) Miller of Amboy, and  Rodney Oberschelp of Rock Falls; her grandchildren, Annette Miller of Dixon, Sheila (Brian) Wrzalinski of Merrillville, Indiana, Angela (Jason) Jackson of Milford, Connecticut, Forrest Miller of Amboy, Kristine (Kevin) McAnally of Moline, Jeff (Missy) Wyatt of Como, Jason Wyatt of Sterling, Rodger Oberschelp of Rock Falls, and Kelly of Wisconsin; her great-grandchildren, Tanner and Alyssa McAnally, Jordan, Billy, and Vivian Wyatt, Calista and Cameron Crone, and Logan, Aidan, and Preston Wrzalinski; and her very special friend and nurse, Mary Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her husband on July 27, 1988, and two sisters, Bertha Oberschelp and Clara Lange.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and the funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amboy, with the Rev. Carol Soderholm, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy is handling arrangements.

Memorials have been established to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amboy and the Green Acres Healthcare and Rehabilitation Activity Department.

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