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Eleanor V. Libby

Eleanor V. Libby, 92, of Nevis, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.

Eleanor V. Blade was born on May 5, 1920 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Anton and Agda (Johnson) Blade. She was raised in northeast Minneapolis, graduating from Edison High School in 1938.

She was united in marriage to Donald Libby on Feb. 17, 1940 and they continued to live in northeast Minneapolis until moving to Willmar in 1947. The family moved to Morris in 1952. Eleanor was a homemaker and mother and she did bookkeeping in the family auto parts business. She and Don retired to 3rd Crow Wing Lake near Park Rapids and Nevis in 1981.

Eleanor was member of Bethany Lutheran Church of Nevis and for eight years she served as the treasurer of the BLCW. She also belonged to the Esther Circle. She was a past Worthy Matron of Corinthian Chapter #77 Order of the Eastern Star in Morris.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald; her son Richard; her parents; and two sisters.

She is survived by her son Douglas (Jan) Libby of Nevis; granddaughter Gail (Kurt) Libby; grandsons Daniel (Kim) Libby and Mark Libby; great-grandchildren Alex Johnson, Sam Libby and Mary Libby; sister Mildred Masica; six nieces and three nephews.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis. Pastor Darrell Morton will be the officiant. Barb Hanson will be the organist. Carol Rice will sing "How great Thou Art." Congregational hymns will be "Borning Cry" and "Children of the Heavenly Father."

Active caskebearers: family members Daniel Libby, Mark Libby, Sam Libby, Alex Johnson, Kurt Johnson and Warner Luoma.

Visitation: will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment: will be held in the spring at the Lakeview Cemetery in Nevis.

Arrangements are being handled by Cease Family Funeral Home of Nevis. Friends may leave online condolences at