Eleanor Shields Waggoner passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018.
She was born January 16, 1932, in Stony Bottom. When her brothers, James Shields and Hamilton Shields went to serve their country in World War II, she and her brother, Dwight, took over the chores of their small farm, plowing, planting and harvesting. Her sisters, Ella Mae and Leota, assisted their mother.
A bright girl, Eleanor was accepted at Berea College in Kentucky. While visiting her brother, she met Lawrence. The couple married and moved their young family to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and made their home.
When Eleanor and Lawrence retired, they spent much of their time on Summerland Key, Florida. She enjoyed the warmth and the water and spending time as a
volunteer for the Salvation Army.
Eleanor was one of the kindest, most non-judgmental women many of us knew. She truly walked in the steps of her Lord and Savior. She was a decades-long member of the Red Bank Presbyterian Church.
For those who believe, she has entered the Golden Glow of God’s presence. For others, know that a kind and loving energy has entered the universe.
She is loved by her children, Jackie Wallace, Gwen Rose, and husband, Les, and John Waggoner, and wife, Suzanne. She was truly thrilled when her grandchildren arrived, Genevie Wallace, Joseph Rose and Ryan Rose, and wife, Ashley, Cody Waggoner and Samuel Waggoner. There are now great-grandchildren arriving, and she particularly enjoyed the time she spent with Arwyn LaRock and wished she had had time to spend with Parker, Elodie and Willow.