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Eleanor “Ellie” Elizabeth Beal, 91, of Crawfordville passed away on Tuesday, June 19, at St. James Health & Rehabilitation in Carrabelle.
She was born 1920 in Rochester, N.Y., to Henry Nelson and Elizabeth Boch and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing School. When World War II broke out, she joined the U. S. Army and served as a nurse anesthetist in field hospitals in England and France. This is where she met her loving husband.
She loved all kinds of sports, but her passion was baseball. She truly was the Atlanta Braves biggest fan. She also enjoyed fishing, bowling, sewing, crocheting, gardening, but most of all, she loved God and her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, James S. Beal; and by her son, James J. Beal.
Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Beal (Frank) Sullivan of Crawfordville, Diane Beal (William) Jullien of Tallahassee, abd Nancy Beal (Tim) Gordon of Crawfordville; and two sons, Thomas Beal (Janet) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Michael Beal (Jackie) of Moultrie, Ga.; and 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the St. James Health & Rehabilitation Center and their amazing staff, as well as Big Bend Hospice. They are both very special groups of folks that were so much more than just caregivers.
She was a member of St. Steven’s Catholic Church in Woodville. All friends please join us as we celebrate her life with a Catholic Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Tallahassee at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 29.