Eleanore Veronica (Okonski) McGill, 91

Published 2:46pm Monday, September 16, 2013

Born: Jan. 12, 1922

Died:Sept. 13, 2013

Eleanore Veronica (Okonski) McGill, 91, of Niles, passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind. on Friday, Sept. 13.

Eleanore was born on Jan. 12, 1922 to the late Edward and Lottie (Banicki) Okonski in South Bend.  On Oct. 9, 1941 she wed the love of her life, John W. McGill Sr., who passed away in 2002. Together they had five children.  Eleanore was a wonderful wife and mother who enjoyed raising her five children.  She attended Bertrand Bible Church in Niles.  To say that Eleanore was active at the Niles Senior Center is an understatement.  She was on the Advisory Board and loved to spend time helping out others.  She enjoyed the friendship and bond from others there and loved playing bingo at the Sr. Center.

Eleanore is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Alfrieda Clymer and Mary Helminen; brothers Paul, John, Sylvester, Edward, Steve and William Okonski and one great grandson.

She is survived by her children Patricia (Robert) Shepard of Niles, John (Mary) McGill of Elkhart, Ind., William (Wilma) McGill of Niles, Betty (Shelby) Holloway of Niles and Dennis (Lily) McGill of Niles; grandchildren Robert (Robin) Shepard, Carl (Debbie) Shepard, Lisa (Jim) Johnson, Dustin Gill, Michael Harding, William (Karen Sherwood) McGill, Anne Marie (Kevin) Davis, Dale (Charlene) Sutfin, Kimberly Cagampang, Barbara (Kraig) Orpurt, Daniel (Heidi) Holloway, Ian McGill, Alec McGill and Deannis (Kelsey) Angeles; 26 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and siblings Marjorie Morrical of North Carolina, Dorothy Hart of Niles, Lottie Swan of Adrian, Mich. and Eugene (Joyce) Okonski of South Bend, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mission Hills Memorial Chapel where funeral services will also be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Tony Slagle will be officiating.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Eleanore’s name may do so to the Niles Senior Center located at 1109 Bell Road, Niles, Mich. 49120 or to the Bertrand Bible Church located at 1008 Ontario Road, Niles.

Condolences, photos and memories may be left for the McGill family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.

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