Eleanor F. Garrison

June 03, 1933 ‒ June 09, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Eleanor F. Garrison, 81, of Mansfield passed away Monday morning, June 9, 2014 in Ohio Health MedCentral Hospital.

The daughter of George and Mary (Wright) Adkins, Eleanor was born June 3, 1933 in Morehead, Kentucky.  She graduated from Russellville High School in 1951.

After moving to Mansfield in 1951, Eleanor worked for numerous local businesses including Tawse Drugstore, KMart, Richland Hospital, and Mifflin Care Center.  Her most important job however was that of wife and mother.

A passionate reader, Eleanor instilled the importance and love of reading in her children and grandchildren.  Loving and tender hearted, she was always surrounded by a grandchild, or pet.

Competitive, Eleanor played to win, and showed no mercy when it came to games, especially cards and bingo.

She was a longstanding member of Mansfield Baptist Temple.

Eleanor is survived by her daughters Toni (Kevin) Zehe of Mansfield, Tamara Ransom of Mansfield, Judy Baker of North Carolina, Sandra Garrison of Mansfield; son Donald (Jennifer) Garrison of Ashland; grandchildren Rachel Jones, Jennifer Diehl, Christopher Ransom, Elizabeth Ransom, Mignon Miller, Aaron Miller, Jack Baker, Stephanie, Ronnie, John, Joe, and Joshua Garrison; step grandchildren Quata Tucker, Nathan Zehe, and Rachel Bevier; 13 great grandchildren; siblings Marie Patrick of Dayton, George Adkins of Patriot, IN, and John Adkins of Lawrenceburg, IN; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Franklin Garrison; siblings Juanita Bartlebaugh, Mary Hopewell, Carl Adkins, Harry Adkins, Jack Adkins.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6-8pm in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday at 11am.  Pastor Al Humble will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the Richland County Humane Society, Richland County Public Library, or the American Heart Association may be made through the funeral home.

Messages of sympathy may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • You are forever in our hearts, minds bodies and souls. Such a strong, beautiful, independent woman you were. You put a smile on anyones face, even in their darkest hour. Were there for us through anything and everything. I will cherish every moment spent with you grandma, I love you to the moon and back. Soar high my beautiful angel!

  • Rest in peace you will be greatly missed by friends and family! I have so many memories with Eleanor as a kid! Like teaching us to drive around Heatherwood! Lol

  • Please accept my deepest sympathies for the losss of your beloved Mom. While I didn’t know her, the video tribute was so touching, it made me wish that I had known her. It was just beautifully crafted from all the family photos, you could see the love that existed between all of you. May God’s peace be with you all at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Carol Arnett

  • With our deepest sympathy. Thanks for sharing this lovely video. Grandma El was quite a gal and it was wonderful to have viewed this.

    The Dorsey-Anstaett Family.

  • Our most sincere condolences during this time of loss. You are all in our hearts and our prayers. May The Lord bless and keep her soul.

    The Wagner Family
    Fort Mill, SC

  • I am so happy that I had the opportunity to know such a wonderful lady. She was always very sweet and kind. I know she will be missed terribly by her family and close friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family as they go through these next few days saying goodbye to such an amazing person. Always cherish those wonderful memories, and know that she will always be in your heart, and a part of everything you do. Saying goodbye will be hard but remember she used her time here earning those beautiful wings of love and is now in Heaven waiting for her family to join her in their own time….God Bless you all, in deepest sympathy and Gods love…

    Tom and Sandy Uebel
    Ashland, Ohio