Elenor Van Pelt died peacefully in her sleep January 31st. Elenor was born Jan. 4, 1930 in Maryville, TN to Thelma and Sylvan Kramer. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Dr. W. Austin Van Pelt and is survived by her children Mary, Anne, Peter and Dave Van Pelt, her granddaughter, Jessica Regenbrecht Haque (Dewan) and many close cousins, including Roy Kramer, who was more like a brother. Elenor received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Maryville College. She was an elementary school teacher, active in PEO and a proud member of the Maryville/Alcoa NAACP. Elenor and the late, Rev. Dr. W. Austin Van Pelt lived in Leadville, CO, from 1987-1993, where he served as pastor of the Presbyterian Church and she was an active member. Elenor was a very active member of Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver, CO and later a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church when they relocated to Maryville in 2010. She was an important part of Austin’s ministry as they served churches across the nation, including Maryville, TN, Utiqiagvik, AK, and Leadville, CO, making lifelong friends along the way.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019, at New Providence Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Emily Anderson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church, Wellshire Presbyterian Church or Maryville College.
Arrangements are through McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home 982-6812, www.mccammonammonsclick.com