Eleanor J. Balcom

December 05, 1931 ‒ February 18, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Eleanor J. Balcom, age 86, of Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 after a short illness. She was born on December 5, 1931 in Fredericktown, Ohio the daughter of Robert and Mabel (LaFever) Wertz of Chesterville.

Eleanor married Raymond Balcom on January 15, 1954. They were blessed with two sons, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She could often be seen as the “demo” lady at local stores who offered you samples of delicious treats and she also enjoyed her time at the Station Break in Mount Vernon.

Eleanor is survived by her son Jeffrey (Kathy) Balcom; sisters-in-law, Oneta Balcom and Betty Wertz; grandchildren, Jody (Kyle) Thompson, Josh, John, Robert and Mary Balcom; great grandchildren, James, Madison and Logan Thompson and her feline companions Baxter and Peaches.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Balcom; a son, Steve and his wife Rita Balcom; granddaughter, Lori Emma; brother, James Wertz; brother-in-law, Carl Balcom and her canine companions Zoe and Lucy.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. Pastor Richard Prater will be officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Johns Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions in Eleanor’s name may be made to Lori Emma’s Earthly Angels Scholarship Fund in care of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County or to Kindred Hospice.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Eleanor J. Balcom.


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  • I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

  • I am sorry for the loss of your love one Eleanor J. Balcombe. May you have many happy memories. Many appreciate the comfort found in the bible for difficult times like this.
    Christ Jesus opened the way for mankind to be released from death by means of the Earthly Resurrection. John 5 : 28,29 Acts 24 : 15

  • We have certainly missed having Eleanor and her friend, Betty Mason, with us at The Station Break. Eleanor was a sweet lady whom I always enjoyed talking with. May God be with your family during your time of loss.