Alton, IL


Eleanor L. Bourland

Eleanor L. Bourland, 78, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Willow Rose Nursing and Rehab in Jerseyville.
She was born November 26, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Buford and Geraldine (Parker) Tongay.
Eleanor was a dedicated mother who loved to cook and bake. She enjoyed her coffee and cigarettes along with numerous athletic events of her children and grandchildren. She was a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan, enjoyed crocheting, family gatherings and holidays, and mostly spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors her children and their spouses, Susan and Daniel Scott of Hamel, Mike and Dawn Bourland of Des Moines, IA, Steve Bourland of Wood River, Keith Bourland of Alton, Donna and Brad Mortland of Godfrey; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, Donald Bourland, and one brother, Donald Tongay.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.
Memorials may be given to Willow Rose Nursing and Rehab in Jerseyville.
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