Eleanor Kent McClelland, 99, formerly of Carbondale, died on Thursday, November 26, 2019 at Steuben Center in Bath, NY, after a short illness.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the wife of the late Charles McClelland and the daughter of the late Zeno N. and Anna Thursby Kent of Carbondale.
She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, and a graduate of Scranton-Lackawanna Business College. She was a well-known legal secretary in the Carbondale/Scranton area, last employed by attorney Sean P. McGraw of Carbondale, and previously employed by several lawyers, including the late Walter W. O’Hara and Robert Martin, attorneys, of Carbondale, the late David Boyd of Honesdale and the late Daniel Henry Jenkins and James J. Ligi of Scranton.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bath, NY, and a former member and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale, PA.
Surviving are a daughter, Jean, wife of Trafford L-M. Doherty, of Hammondsport, NY, a son, Philip M. McClelland, and his wife, Karen Banos, of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Doherty Bjarning, wife of Simon Bjarning of Corning, NY; Christopher Doherty of Prattsburgh, NY; Brian Doherty and his wife, Jolanta, of Emsworth, PA; Evan McClelland and Charlie McClelland of Philadelphia; five great-grandchildren; a niece, Gail Kent Beam and a nephew, Attorney Robert K. Kent. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard T. Kent, and his wife, Ruth Kilmer Kent, a grandson, Ian McClelland, and two infant brothers.
The funeral will be Wednesday, December 4th in the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, with services at 10 am. Interment will follow at Willow View Cemetery, Clifford. Friends may call Tuesday, December 3rd from 2 to 5 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Soaring Museum, 51 Soaring Hill Dr, Elmira, NY, 14903 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 76 Salem Avenue, Carbondale, PA 18407.
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