Eleanor passed away on Dec 5, 2012 at the age of 101. She was borne on Nov. 1st 1911, the first daughter of Harry and Lucy Shanaman, and raised in a big, happy farm family in Malvern PA and then Parker Ford PA. One of 14 children (7 daughters and 7 sons), Eleanor spent her early years helping to care for her younger brothers and sisters. She was a beloved wife, the best mom and mother-in-law ever and caregiver to her extended family. She loved gardening and grew outstanding vegetables and flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husband John Phiel and is survived by son John Phiel jr, son Donald Phiel, daughter in law Vesta Harman Phiel, brothers David Shanaman, Carman Shanaman, and Robert Shanaman, sister-in-law Catherine Phiel and many, many nieces and nephews. She leaves fond memories in the hearts of her family as well as the wonderful staff and residents of Sunrise of Severna Park Md. and Kris Leigh Assisted Living, Severna Park MD.
An internment service for the immediate family will be held at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia PA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.