Eleanor Quincey age 86 of Westbrook passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Friday, February 26 at the Westbrook Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in White, South Dakota. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Eleanor Ruth (Smith) Quincey was born July 9, 1929 to Ammon and Augusta Smith at White, South Dakota. She attended rural White, South Dakota School District No. 103 and graduated from White High School in 1947. Eleanor attended Summer School at General Beadle Teachers College and taught in Rural School District No. 105 that year. She married the love of her life, William “Bill” F. Quincey, the following year on February 21, 1948. They lived in White for the first few years of their marriage, then in Elkton, Pierre, and Aberdeen, South Dakota. The couple moved to Westbrook, Minnesota in 1976 when Bill became the school superintendent and lived there ever since. Eleanor worked part-time during most of their married life, and took great joy in working with others. She worked at Lichty Drug in Westbrook for 20 years before retiring in 1999. Eleanor was baptized and was a member of the Methodist Church. In recent years, she was welcomed and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Eleanor enjoyed music (loved playing the piano), flowers and gardening, yard work, crocheting, reading, and simply being with family and friends.
Eleanor is survived by her two sons James and Robin (and his wife Ruby), and grandchildren Nicholas William and Alexandra Jean Quincey. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, two of their four children: daughter Jeanne and son William G., and brothers Marvin and Harlan. She will be missed sorely, but was welcomed in the Kingdom of God on her 68th wedding anniversary to Bill.