Eleanor R. Gassman

Eleanor R. Gassman, 92, Shawnee, KS passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at the Brookdale at Rosehill, Shawnee, KS. 


Eleanor was born December 31, 1926 in Elliott, IA to Vernon and Ruth DeWitt. She worked for Marsh McLennan Insurance Co. until her retirement. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Gassman; sister, Mary Crary and a granddaughter, Sarah Carmody Thornton. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (William) Carmody and Teresa (Gary) Babcock. She was GG to six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions

 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102.

Visitation and Services

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. 

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4 Comments on “Eleanor R. Gassman”

  1. Annette (Mirocke) Evans Says:

    Our family lived across the street from Eleanor’s for many years. She was always upbeat, with a cheery hello and a great sense of humor. We also appreciated her kindness toward our mother as she aged.

  2. Ted Freese Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Eleanor’s passing. I worked with her husband Ed at Dart Truck Company and also knew Eleanor and the extended family from Good Shepherd church. Eleanor always had a smile for me and would ask if I was being good. God Bless

  3. Barbara Smith Says:

    Eleanor always had a smiling face. Eleanor laundered the purificators for Good Shepherd Church for a long time. When she “retired” it took four women to take her place! Sympathy to Debbie and family. Barbara Smith

  4. Martha Tady Says:

    Eleanor was a joyful woman. She was a woman who loved her family. She was proud of their lives and their accomplishment. When she spoke of her grandchildren she said they were smart and beautiful. Eleanor was a woman who loved her faith. She prepared linens for the Table of the Lord. She did this with a humble grace. She knew that this task was helping to bring Christ to her parish family. Her reward will be great for her service to our Lord.

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