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Eleanor Jean (Foster) McGaffin

April 23, 1927–Oct. 11, 2014

Born in Adams County, Iowa, Eleanor “Ellie” was a life-long Iowa resident, spending her last years in Sioux City, where she made many friends. She married Donald Dean “Pete” McGaffin in 1946, and they enjoyed life together in Corning, Minburn and Winterset until his death in 2009. She is also preceded in death by her brother Charles “Chuck” Foster.

She loved her family and friends, and was known for her youthful spirit and sense of humor, her cooking, sewing, playing cards and sharing love and laughter.

She is survived by her brother Lowell Foster, sons Alan (Terri) and Jim (Linda Jo), grandchildren Mason (Jessie), Demelza, and Graham (Emily), as well as niece Christine (Roger) Johnston, nephews Andy (Marilyn) McGaffin and Doug (Cindy) Foster and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Those wishing to make a gift in Eleanor’s memory may consider their area blood bank, local hospice or the American Cancer Society.

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