Eleanor Bachelor 11/20/28 – 4/17/21 - Mom, Mommy, Mother, Elmrod, Gramma, Minga Minga.
It was a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon and after all of the good-byes, hugs and kisses, it was quiet and we knew Dad had come to take her home. In the background we could hear him playing his harmonica “Hey, look a yonder comin’ comin’ down that railroad track. It’s the Orange Blossom Special bringing my baby back.” Mom got to spend her whole life in her house and when she couldn’t care for herself, the whole family pitched in so she could stay at home. One of us, who thinks she’s the favorite—Ronnie, made it so Mom had the best care ever, being there morning, noon, and night. It was Mom’s wish to be at home and we made it happen. Our hearts were broken as we held her as she took her last breath. Her companion and loyal dog for 12 years, Johnny ‘Cash’ was also laying on her chest.
Mom had so many friends that we can’t possibly mention everyone; but we would like to thank Ginny from CMA, and Leeann and Erica from Hospice for all their help. We send a special thank you to Mary Ann Varn, NP from CMA for taking care of Mom and her family for many years.
She was predeceased by Wellington, her husband of nearly 60 years; her brothers Leonard and Richard Burun; and parents Joseph and Anna Burun. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Ortlieb – Lori & Nate, Gavin, Lily, and Paige Hobart, Amy & Fred, Maxwell & Quinn Wescott; daughter, Pat & Kevin Vincent – Caleb & Natalie, Haylee & Brendon and Gavin Vincent, Catlain & Jason, Gunner & Phoenix Lansing; daughter, Ronnie Horton – Stephanie & Arnold, Victoria, Alexa & Alec Vasquez, Jonathan & Missy Horton; daughter, Cindy & Chuck Bower – Chad & Curtis, Anthony & Shelby, Devlin, Jamie & Levi Bower; and son, Willy Bachelor (Nicole) – Kaysee & Patrick Nedrow, Tyeler & Becca, Payton and Kasier Bachelor, Jordon & Billy, William & Ryleigh Bachelor–Parks, Mackenzie, Addison and Brennon Bachelor. Eleanor is also survived by her brothers, Joe & Mary Burun and Family, and Stanley & Donna Burun and Family; and sisters-in-law, Joyce & Sonny Kimpland and Shirley Burun and Family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Hospicare & Palliative Care Services, 172 East King Road, Ithaca NY 14850.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing. Masks will be required. Funeral Services on Friday will be private, followed by interment in Lansingville Cemetery.
Good Bye Yellow Brick Road.
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