I have no relationship with this family. I found the obituary in the Farmville (VA) Herald, Wednesday, March 15, 2006, page 6A
Graveside Service for Mrs. Clingenpeel, 95 held 11 a.m. Monday
Burkeville, March 14 – Eleanor Moon Clingenpeel, 95 of Burkeville, died Friday, March 10, 2006.03.23
She was born January 23, 1911 in the Palmore Inn in Cartersville, a daughter of the late Mary Eleanor Palmore and Andrew Floyd Moon Jr.
Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Joel S. Clingenpeel; two sons, Conrad Moon Clingenpeel and wife, Jean Ann of Dayton, Ohio and Dr. Joel Floyd Clingenpeel and wife, Mary of Franklin; six grandchildren, Tammy Caballero, Michael Clingenpeel, Dean Clingenpeel, Heather Clingenpeel, Joel Martin Clingenpeel, and Clarke Floyd Clingenpeel; nine great-grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. Clingenpeel graduated from Hamilton High School in Catersville in 1927 and from Randolph Mason Women’s College in Lynchburg in 1931 at age 20 with a degree in math. She taught at Powhatan High School from 1931-1936 and taught fifth grade at Burkeville Elementary from 1948-1973. She and her husband moved to Burkeville in 1939.
She was a portrait and a still life artist and an avid rose and flower gardener. She loved to read.
Mrs. Clingenpeel appreciated music and antique heirloom furniture from the Palmore Inn, much of which she had restored. She was a member of Barker Memorial Methodist Church, taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for over 50 years. She was a talented musician and had a beautiful soprano voice. She enjoyed detailed needlepoint, embroidery and crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Book Club, Bridge Club of Burkeville and the Women’s Club of Burkeville. She loved and was loved by all who knew her. In spite of her numerous talents she was very modest. She was a devoted wife, a caring mother, a dear friend. Mrs. Clingenpeel had a good life and appreciated it. She took full advantage of all the opportunities this earthly life has to offer.
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Burkeville.
The family requests that donations be made to Wards Chapel United Methodist Church.
Jennings-McMillan Funeral Home, Crew, was in charge of arrangement.
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