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Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:00 PM

July 10, 1919-Jan. 15, 2014


Eloise R. Hullinger, 94, of Allentown died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday at Vancrest of Delphos.

She was born July 10, 1919, in Allen County to William and Zelma (DeLong) Purdy, who preceded her in death.

On Jan. 10, 1942, she married Ralph O. Hullinger and he died April 3, 1982.

Survivors include two nephews, Ray (Barbara) Geary and Tim (Lori) Purdy; four nieces, Jean Palmer, Patty (Bill) Lewis, Deborah (Steve) Pitson and Sandra (Steve) Johnson; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and a sister-in-law, Stella Limbert.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Virgil Purdy; two sisters, Avanelle (Purdy) Palmer and Ann (Purdy) Geary; and a great-nephew, Steven W. Lewis.

Eloise was a “Rosie the Riveter,” who worked at Westinghouse Electric during World War II, retiring from there after 44 years of service. She was a 47-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Spencerville Chapter #130. Eloise volunteered at the Allentown Ball Park and loved watching ball games, both little league and high school. She was an avid shopper and a devoted aunt.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, Pastor Dottie Kiser officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida.

The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star memorial service will be 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Delphos Little League Association.

Last Updated on Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:19 PM

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