After graduating from high school, Eleanor moved to New York City to study nutrition, before moving to Silver City, New Mexico, where she graduated from Western New Mexico University with a bachelor of fine arts degree. She moved to Missouri, along with her parents, in 1956.
Eleanor held a variety of jobs over the years, including working at a ball bearing factory during World War II, a florist shop, and as an art teacher. She particularly enjoyed her time working at a health food store in Springfield, Missouri, and retired to Cabool after 17 years working for Social Services of Laclede County.
Eleanor was happiest when she was baking, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her son. She loved taking long walks around the farm. She also loved to read and to study many things, including health and nutrition. Her lifelong study of biblical scripture led to her devout faith in Christ and His work at the cross for us all.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Harry and Christine (Christenson) Butterfield; her brother, Gordon Butterfield; and her sisters, Anne Mosher and Phyllis Butterfield.
Eleanor is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Laura Mosca of Cabool; three granddaughters, Samantha and her husband, Gordon Donnalley, of Cabool, Caitlin and her husband, Chad Lee, of Panama City, Florida, and Skylar Mosca of New York City, New York; and two great granddaughters, Madison and Ella Donnalley of Cabool.
A private family memorial is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Messiah’s Heart Ministries at messiahsheartministries.com or at Messiah’s Heart Ministries, in care of Daniel McFall, 3640 Hwy. 5, Mansfield, MO 65704.
Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.