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Eleanor L Douglass 6 JUL 1918 - 20 FEB 2014

Eleanor was born on 6 JUL 1918 in Pittsburg, Pa and died on 20 FEB 2014 (age: 95) in Moorestown, Burlington County, New Jersey .
She was the daughter of William Edwin Douglass (29 APR 1890 - 7 NOV 1942) and Eleanor Law (Douglass) (5 FEB 1892 - 10 MAR 1956).

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 ParentsGrand Parents  
Edwin Franklin Douglass (7 MAR 1860 - 9 DEC 1918)
William Edwin Douglass (29 APR 1890 - 7 NOV 1942)
Nellie May Houser (Douglass) (8 FEB 1866 - 24 NOV 1936)
Eleanor L Douglass
Eleanor Law (Douglass) (5 FEB 1892 - 10 MAR 1956)

Father - William Edwin Douglass
1890- - William was born on 29 APR 1890 in Elmwood, Peoria County, Illinois and died on 7 NOV 1942 (age: 52) in Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia

- Eleanor was born on 5 FEB 1892 in Penn and died on 10 MAR 1956 (age: 64) in Beech Bottom, West Virginia

Eleanor: Obituary

Eleanor Douglass Hemphill, of Moorestown, formerly of Cinnaminson, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Brandywine at Moorestown Estates. She was 95.

She was born July 6, 1918, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to William Edwin and Eleanor (Law) Douglass.

On Oct. 18, 1941, she married William Gillespie Hemphill, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2001.

She graduated from Wellsburg High School in Wellsburg, W.Va., and Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh (now Carnegie Mellon University) as a piano major. It was during a rehearsal for a musical production at Tech that she was introduced to 'Hempy,' who became the love of her life. They were married just shy of 60 years.

She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Riverton, for more than five decades, where she was a devoted musician in the Chancel and Handbell Choirs, and served as an Elder, and on various committees.

She shared her love of music with countless children as piano teacher and participated in community choirs and music productions for many years. She was named outstanding volunteer for CONTACT Teleministry, was an avid reader, and enjoyed bridge, crossword puzzles, cooking, crocheting and chocolate. She was devoted to her husband, family and friends. Her life was a gift to all who were privileged to know her.

She is survived by her five children, Douglass Hemphill (Lanh) of Granger, Ind., Dianne Nickle (Michael) of Louisa, Va., Barbara Hopta (Stephen) of Charleston, W.Va., Mark Hemphill (Diane) of Cinnaminson, Scott Hemphill of Moorestown and his dear friend, Mary Cheesman; 11 grandchildren, Elana Bentley (Michael) of San Antonio, Texas, William Hemphill (Maggie) of London, England, Holly Kerwin (Michael) of Manassas, Va., Molly Crisp (Billy) of Mineral, Va., Nancy Nickle of Mineral, Va., Bethany Hopta of New York, N.Y., Emily Hopta (Jack Hoblitzell) of Charleston, W.Va., Kate Hopta (Brett Swanson) of Punxsutawney, Pa., Stephanie Donahue (Greg) of Woodbridge, Va., Jon Hemphill (Amy) of Delran, and Chris Hemphill of Cinnaminson; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by twin brothers, Thomas Edwin and William Franklin Douglass.

- William was born on 23 DEC 1926 in Clarksburg, West Virginia and died on 6 AUG 1983 (age: 56) in Clarksville, Howard County, Maryland

- Thomas was born on 23 DEC 1926 in Clarksburg, West Virginia

Grandfather - Edwin Franklin Douglass - with William Edwin Douglass and Nellie Houser (Douglass) - Edwin was born on 7 MAR 1860 in Sidney, B.C. Canada and died on 9 DEC 1918 (age: 58) in Elmwood, Illinois

- Nellie was born on 8 FEB 1866 in Yates City, Ill. and died on 24 NOV 1936 (age: 70) in Elmwood, Ill

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