Elinor Fear

December 29, 1935 ~ November 29, 2020 (age 84)


Elinor Louise Fear, 84 of Sidney formerly of Arrowsmith, passed away at 8:19AM, Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Arbor Rose, Tolono.

Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Friday, December 4, 2020 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney with Rev. Jeff Stahl officiating.  Freese Funeral Home, Sidney is assisting with arrangements.

Mrs. Fear was born December 29, 1935 at Arrowsmith, a daughter to George and Jesse Rosenbaum Carrell.  She married Loren “Jr” Fear on January 7, 1954 in Bloomington.  He preceded her in death on January 14, 2019.  Surviving are three children; Richard Loren (Beverly) of Quitman, TX, Roger Eugene (Patricia) Fear of Plainfield, IL, and Ronda Lee Fulkerson of Ogden, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and a sister; Dorothy Wagner of Bloomington, IL.

Elinor was a kind person who loved music and dancing.  She has spent many years as the Head Librarian of Sidney Community Library.  She had also served as Treasurer for the Village of Sidney, as well as an election judge and a registrar of voters.  She also worked many years serving at Peacemeal for the elderly residents of Sidney.  She could often be seen at the community center playing cards.  She was also a long-time member of Countryside United Methodist Church.  In her younger days, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother and Sunday School teacher.

Elinor had been living at Arbor Rose of Tolono since March of 2019 where she had been well cared for and lived by all the nurses and staff there.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, to please make a donation in her name to Countryside United Methodist Church.

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