May 30, 1920 to April 9, 2015
LYONS FALLS – Eleanor Hoskins, 94, of Hoskins Road, died early Thursday morning, April 9, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. with Matt Zehr, Pastor of Abundant Life Fellowship, Lowville, officiating. Burial will be in Turin Cemetery at a later date. Calling hours are from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. All are invited to attend a gathering at the Boondocks in Lyons Falls immediately following the funeral service. Any food donations may be taken to the Boondocks on Saturday for the meal. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Turin Volunteer Fire Company & Ambulance, 4239 NYS Route 26, Turin, NY 13473.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, Thomas; nine children and their spouses, Joyce and Charles Halladay of Lowville; Larry Stevens of Dexter; Douglas and Betty Stevens of Manchester, NY; Roger and Shirley Burriss of Summerville, SC; Rhudell and Catherine Burriss of Lowville; Linda Hoskins of Lyons Falls; Michael Hoskins of Lyons Falls; Robin and Pamela Hoskins of Port Leyden; Jeffrey and Wendy Hoskins of Lyons Falls; 39 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by a granddaughter, Annette Merry; a great-granddaughter, Keyarra Anderson; a brother, Elmer Burrows; and a sister who died in infancy.
Eleanor was born on May 30, 1920 at home in Harrisville, New York, a daughter of the late Frank and Florence Burr Burrows. She attended Harrisville School. Eleanor worked as a waitress in the early years, and met her future husband at the Route 12 Diner in Lyons Falls. On July 21, 1960, she married Thomas E. Hoskins in Chicago, Illinois. Together with her husband, the couple owned and operated Hoskins Dairy Farm until their retirement in 2007.
Eleanor enjoyed playing bingo, knitting crocheting and gardening. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .